Map of the Day: Syria as an Underfunded Refugee Crisis

Today’s map of the day comes via the UN Refugee Agency

As of July 27, there were over 127,000 Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. About 7,000 new refugees have arrived in the last week alone.  Turkey is home to the largest number of refugees, followed by Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.  The money to help feed, clothes, immunize, and in general provide humanitarian relief to these refugees is slow in coming. The UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is asking for $193 million to pay  for the basic humanitarian needs of these refugees, and so far only $64.3 million has been delivered. That’s about 33% of what is required.