U.N. warns funding shortfall leaves refugees, IDPs from Iraq and Syria in the cold this winter

November 11, 2014 7:40 PM

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U.N. warns funding shortfall leaves refugees, IDPs from Iraq and Syria in the cold this winter

"I wish we could support everybody and I wish we could give everybody more," said UNHCR's Amin Awad of the 13.6 million people displaced by conflicts in Iraq and Syria.

"The shortfall affects our winter preparedness programs... and means that UNHCR is having to make some very tough choices over who to prioritize," UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming said at a press briefing in Geneva on Tuesday.

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