By Katarina Montgomery and Karen Leigh for Syria Deeply

Wed June 18 2014

The U.N. says it’s received just 28 percent of the $6.5 billion they need for 2014. But international donors say they’re maxed out. With funds limited, how are global aid organizations restructuring their Syria programs?

As the Syrian conflict enters its fourth year, the U.N. estimates that 9.3 million Syrians are in need of urgent humanitarian aid, nearly half of them children. More than 3 million live in besieged areas that are all but impossible for aid agencies to reach. But despite outcry from international organizations like the U.N. and Oxfam, humanitarian appeals for Syria and the region remain severely underfunded.

In this interesting article, Syria Deeply speaks with the following aid workers about the difficulties in prioritizing aid allocation while battling donor fatigue:

  • Cassandra Nelson, a director at Mercy Corps;
  • Andy Baker, regional program manager, Syria Crisis at Oxfam;
  • Juliette Touma, regional spokeswoman at Unicef.

Read the rest of the article here.