UN Reconsiders Syria Drought Response Amid Funding Gap

    Less than 30 percent of the USD43.6 million the United Nations has sought to respond to ongoing drought in Syria has been funded, UPI reports. The funding shortfall is heavily restricting U.N. efforts to assist the more than 1 million people affected by the drought, which is now on its third consecutive year. The shortfall has forced the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to review its drought response plan, UPI notes.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.