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Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan Woefully Underfunded

Everyone agrees Syria is a tragedy, but donors are not ponying up. “The Syria humanitarian response remains seriously underfunded. So far, only 51 percent of the required US$348 million has been received. The level of funding is impacting the ability of the humanitarian community to respond to existing and growing needs. Due to limited funds, several agencies are unable to provide planned assistance, for example in the food and health sectors. Health projects under the appeal are currently only 30 percent funded. In the food sector, WFP has been forced to cut the size of its food rations  inside Syria as a result of the funding shortage.” (OCHA