Ertharin Cousin, the head of the United Nations World Food Program said that the international organization is running out of money to shelter displaced Syrians in coming months unless international donors come in to help.
The head of the UN World Food Program Tuesday told Canadian International Co-operation Minister Julian Fantino that the organization is in need of Canada's and other international communities' help to continue sheltering the displaced Syrians.
The number of displaced people in Syria is growing at an alarming rate and expected to grow as much as 2.5 million this spring.
"What suddenly happens is, when we reach this 2.5 million we don't have enough to get to 2.5 million in the next month," the Globe and Mail quoted Ertharin Cousin, as saying.
According to the World Food Program, international donors late January pledged to offer more than $1.5 billion aid to Syria but only $200 million of the pledged funds has been received by the organization.
"It is important that countries actually fulfil those pledges to ensure that the needs that were identified, that supported the pledging conference, can be fulfilled," said Cousin.
Canada has pledged to make $25 million donation at the international conference late January but is yet to send the donation.
Because of the conflict in Syria which began two years ago, one million people have fled the country and more than 70,000 people died and two million, internally displaced.
The conflict began when protesters took up arms in resistance against the brutal crackdown by the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
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