• In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, file photo, Syrian refugee Bissan Alabdullah, almost 3, smiles while standing next to her family's laundry outside their tent at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan. International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year-old war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of the Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater donor generosity this time around, despite a record ask of close to $9 billion for 2016. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)

    Syria aid conference to seek record $9B for 2016

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — International aid to the victims of Syria’s five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday’s annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to $9 billion for 2016.

  • In this Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 photo, a Syrian refugee boy holds up a placard in Arabic, during class at a remedial education center run by Relief International in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, near Mafraq, Jordan. UNICEF, the U.N. agency for children, estimates that more than half the refugee children in the region, or more than 700,000, are not in school. Some drop out to work and help struggling families, or because they missed too much school and can't catch up. Others are told there's no room in crowded local schools. Writing on sign in Arabic reads: Giraffe. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

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    ZARQA, Jordan (AP) — Until recently, Syrian refugee Eyad Zoulghena only had bad options.