Nearly 9 million Syrians affected by last week's earthquake - UN

Nearly 9 million people in Syria were affected by last week's devastating earthquake that hit both Syria and Turkey, the United Nations said in a statement on Tuesday as it launched a $400 million funding appeal to help the situation there.

"Humanitarian agencies will need $397.6 million to respond to the most pressing humanitarian needs over the next three months.," the statement added.

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