A bank teller counts bolivar banknotes at a Banco de Venezuela branch in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo by: REUTERS / Marco Bello

LONDON — Aid organizations in conflict zones are working with some of those in need of the most urgent help worldwide — yet partners attempting to send them funds via banks and payment providers are likely to run into delays, restrictions, and rejections.

Legal constraints and bank de-risking efforts have created barriers to sending funds to conflict-affected areas — and more barriers mean longer delays, which in turn means more lives lost.

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    Rebecca Root is a Reporter and Editorial Associate at Devex producing news stories, video, and podcasts as well as partnership content. She has a background in finance, travel, and global development journalism and has written for a variety of publications while living and working in New York, London, and Barcelona.