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        12/20/2012, Tevet 7, 5773

      In Largest Appeal Ever, UN Asks for $1.5 Billion for Syria

      In its biggest aid appeal to date, the United Nations on Wednesday asked for $1.5 billion to assist the millions of Syrian people caught in the throws of the ongoing civil war.

      Speaking at the launch of the appeal in Geneva, Radhouane Nouicer, the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, said the situation has become increasingly brutal and indiscriminate, engulfing more and more area within the country and displacing entire populations of the villages and cities that have turned into battlegrounds between pro-Assad forces and rebel fighters.