[JURIST] The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) [official website] issued a statement on Friday calling for increased aid for the 2.5 million Syrians affected by the ongoing civil uprising against President Bashar al-Assad [JURIST news archive]. The aid request for the Syria Humanitarian Response Plan was raised from US$180 million to US$347 million [UN News Centre report] after the number of Syrians in need doubled since July. Also on Friday the UN High Commissioner for Refugees...

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