UN refugee agency slashes winter aid amid funds gap

November 11, 2014 8:49 PM

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UN refugee agency slashes winter aid amid funds gap

The UN refugee agency said yesterday it had been forced to slash the number of people it can help prepare for winter in conflict-ravaged Syria and Iraq for lack of funds.

“The whole humanitarian community is facing shortfalls. People are becoming numb,” said Amin Awad, who heads UNHCR’s Middle East and North Africa bureau, lamenting that his agency was having to make “tough choices”.

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