UNHCR Faces Increasing Pressure To Assist Displaced In Syria, Iraq As Winter Begins

News outlets report on UNHCR’s warning that a cold winter and food shortages threaten those displaced by conflict in Syria and Iraq.

Reuters: U.N. says 13.6 million displaced by wars in Iraq and Syria
“About 13.6 million people, equivalent to the population of London, have been displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and many are without food or shelter as winter starts, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday…” (Miles, 11/11).

U.N. News Centre: As funds dry up, U.N. agency warns of ‘very tough’ winter for displaced in Syria, Iraq
“An ongoing funding shortage coupled with a sharp growth in recent internal displacements is placing increasing pressure on United Nations efforts to assist millions of refugees across Iraq and Syria as they prepare for the onset of a long and cold winter, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned…” (11/11).

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