UN Seeks $30.5m funds for Refugees

The UN in carrying out her duties is in need of $30.5m for them to be able to provide for the increasing refugees as a result of Syrian crisis. This was stated in The Nations newspaper.

According to The Nations, ” The UN refugee agency is seeking an extra $30.5 million through the end of this year in an emergency appeal for financial help for Europe’s refugee crisis.”

Tuesday’s appeal by UNHCR comes as the agency projects that some 400,000 new arrivals seeking protection will have come to Europe via the Mediterranean this year compared to 219,000 last year and possible 450,000 next year.

The funds would supplement an $800 million budget for 2015 and 2016 for helping handle refugee flows to Europe.  The plan centers on 12 countries: Belgium, Bosnia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Serbia, Malta, Macedonia and Turkey.

UNHCR has compiled322,500 arrivals across the Mediterranean this year, nearly half from Syria alone.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling the Syrian Conflict ” colossal tragedy for Syria and a shameful symbol of international divisions” that has led to today’s refugee crisis in Europe.

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon told UN meeting about the need to protect civilians in conflict that “history’s judgement would be harsh.”  Ban urged the UN Security Council which has been deeply divided over Syria, to take action yo end the conflict based on 2012 road map to peace adopted by key nations I’m Geneva, which calls for formation of a transitional government with full executive powers.

UN spokesman Stephane Dujaric said over the past two days Ban has spoken to government leaders in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia and he appealed to them ” to be the voice of those in need of protection and to quickly find a joint approach to address their basic needs.”

The UN Chief has stressed that the large majority are running from war and violence and they have the right to seek for asylum, and he urged the leaders to stand against increasing xenophobic discrimination and violence against refugees and migrants.

The Syria crisis have prolonged to much and the UN needs the support of countries to help protect and serve the citizens of Syria that are affected by this crisis. We pray and hope that the efforts of UN and other organisations would prove fruitful and would help see the end of Syrian crisis.