Lack of Money Forces Winter Aid Cut for Displaced Iraqis, Syrians

November 11, 2014 4:41 PM

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The U.N. refugee agency warns it will have to cut winter aid for nearly one million displaced Iraqis and Syrians because of a severe funding shortage. The UNHCR says it will have to make some very difficult choices over who will receive aid this winter and who will not.

The U.N. refugee agency warns of very tough times ahead for hundreds of thousands of people in conflict-ridden Syria and Iraq. Because of a funding shortfall of more than $58 million, the UNHCR says it will have to concentrate its efforts on helping the most vulnerable survive the harsh winter.

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