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United Nations News Centre - UN announces largest ever humanitarian appeal for conflict-torn Syria

United Nations News Centre - UN announces largest ever humanitarian appeal for conflict-torn Syria
A building severely damaged by an airstrike in Aleppo City, Syria. Photo: OCHA/Gemma Connell

13 June 2013 – Warning the real figure is likely to be much higher, the United Nations human rights chief today announced that the death toll in Syria is nearly 93,000, with more than 5,000 people killed a month as the situation in the country has “deteriorated drastically” over the past year.
Civilians are bearing the brunt of widespread, violent and often indiscriminate attacks which are devastating whole swathes of major towns and cities, as well as outlying villages.