More than 9 million Syrians need help, says UN

  • 5 November 2013
Two young refugees from Syria

Around 9.3 million people living in Syria are now in need of help, says the head of humanitarian aid at the United Nations.

This is a big rise since the last time the United Nations released figures about the number of people in need.

In September a United Nations report said 6.8 million people in Syria needed outside assistance, that's a rise of around 2.5 million people in just two months.

Valerie Amos, who is the UN aid chief, says the crisis in Syria is getting worse and she's calling on the United Nations to take action to make it easier for aid workers to access the country.

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