Lack of funding hampering aid efforts for Iraq’s most vulnerable, UN warns

The United Nations humanitarian arm warned today that a lack of funding is hampering efforts to assist vulnerable Iraqis, with food distributions to hundreds of thousands of pregnant women and schoolchildren already having been suspended.

UN faces $5 billion budget gap for its 2010 humanitarian efforts

United Nations agencies and their partners are facing a nearly $5 billion shortfall this year in responding to humanitarian crises spanning the globe, it was announced today.