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(June 7, 2013) - A group of 21 international aid agencies working in six countries directly affected by the Syrian crisis calls on the international community to dig deep and be generous in responding to the UN's new Syria and refugee response appeals, being launched today.

While the priority must be to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis, the need for humanitarian aid keeps spiralling as the conflict escalates and threatens stability in neighboring countries, the members of the Syria INGO Regional Forum (SIRF) said today.

One Year Update: Horn of Africa Food Security Emergency

In the year since the United Nations declared a famine in parts of Somalia, much has been accomplished. Large-scale humanitarian interventions by CARE and other agencies have helped save many lives. But families still struggle to feed themselves, and remain highly vulnerable to future events such as poor harvests, conflict-related displacement or a rise in commodity prices. Many who survived the worst of the crisis have been left without the reserves to withstand further shocks.

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CARE calls for peaceful political resolution to the conflict

The threat of international military action in Syria has caused a sudden, significant increase in the number of Syrian refugees fleeing to neighboring countries, stretching already limited humanitarian aid resources. CARE is concerned a further escalation of violence will worsen the already dire humanitarian crisis in the region and have serious consequences for millions of civilian non-combatants.

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