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Last updated: 18/10/2013

The people of Syria are experiencing a humanitarian crisis due to the civil war.

Aid agencies are reporting more than two million people, including one million children, have fled their homes and are living in relief centres in neighbouring countries. They need food, water, shelter, and health care.

Support is also being provided to communities housing Syrian refugees in places like Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

Your donation can help overseas development agencies deliver urgently need aid to the region. The ABC is asking people to consider how they can support the Syrian Humanitarian appeal, and we are partnering Australia for UNHCR and other aid agencies.

The United Nations has appointed UNHCR as the principal relief co-ordinator. Donations to Australia for UNHCR will go directly to the relief appeal to be used in the Syrian region.

In response to the refugee crisis now building in the Middle East as a result of the conflict in Syria, the ABC will be broadcasting a national appeal on Sunday October 20, asking Australians to donate money for humanitarian relief.

The appeal will be heard live on Local Radio across the country from 12pm to 3pm (AEST, please check your local guides) and will be simulcast on Radio National between 2pm to 3pm.

The broadcast will be hosted by Karen Tighe, who will be joined by a wide range of ABC personalities throughout the afternoon.

The program will focus on real-life stories from the refugee camps, interviews with aid workers and others who have witnessed the difficult conditions in the refugee camps and information on how donations from Australia will be used.

The ABC is partnering with Australia for UNHCR to present this fundraising appeal, but will also draw upon the experience and perspectives of other Australian aid agencies to illustrate the depth of the crisis and the breadth of the humanitarian response.

You can donate to the listed organisations or your preferred overseas aid agency. The need is great and your support will be appreciated.