UN chief says 'one million people displaced in Syrian uprising'
Geneva, Apr 15 (ANI): United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has said that at least one million people have been displaced in Syria during a 13-month uprising aimed at unseating President Bashar-al Assad's government.
"We are very much concerned that at least one million people have been displaced inside Syria and there are still many Syrian refugees in neighboring countries," Ban said.
His remark's came after a meeting with peace envoy Kofi Annan in Geneva, The Courier Mail reports.
According to the report, Ban said UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos will host a meeting in the Swiss city next Friday to begin the task of giving aid to Syria's needy.
"I hope that (it) will be able to mobilise the necessary humanitarian resources so that all needy people will be able to get the necessary humanitarian assistance," the report quoted him, as saying. (ANI)
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