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Syrian refugees need $5bn aid

The UN has launched its biggest ever aid appeal for Syria as the scale of the refugee crisis continues to escalate. Aid agencies need over $5bn to fund their operations in and around Syria until the end of the year, the UN said.

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Germany in UN talks about resettling Syrian refugees

The United Nations refugee agency is talking to Germany about resettling up to 10,000 Syrian refugees, said a UNHCR spokesman.

Andrew Edwards said the UNHCR was also working with other European governments to find ways to help the 1.6 million Syrians who have fled the country, a number the UN expects to reach 3.45 million by the end of 2013.

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