GENEVA, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- With Syrian refugee numbers still rising in neighboring countries, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is budgeting more than 64 million U.S. dollars for winter preparations for refugees and internally displaced Syrians, a spokesperson said Friday.
UNHCR statistics showed that the total number of Syrian refugees registered or pending registration in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey exceeds 340,000.
Melissa Fleming said the UNHCR's efforts will cover those in camps and living in local communities through distribution of basic items needed for winter as well as providing cash rental assistance.
That will be part of a revised regional response plan issued by 52 organizations and headed by the UNHCR to seek for 487.9 million dollars to help Syrian refugees till the end of this year, according to Fleming.
For internally displaced Syrians, the agency is carrying out a program over the next three months in the country, which will target 500,000 Syrians, including rehabilitation of communal shelters, distribution of non-food aid and provision of one-time cash assistance to the vulnerable, she said.