EU Warns of Donor Fatigue

By John Lee.

Jean-Louis de Brouwer, head of the European Union’s humanitarian aid department, warned on Thursday that the situation in Iraq is deteriorating rapidly, while the world is preoccupied with crises elsewhere.

He told The Associated Press that the number of displaced people in Iraq has quadrupled in the past year and shows no signs of decreasing:

“The worst is still to come … The situation is deteriorating, humanitarian aid is becoming even more essential than it was, the problem is funding.

“I’m afraid there is also, not donor fatigue, but donor exhaustion.”

Fighting in Iraq has displaced 2.7 million people inside the country, including 110,000 who fled from renewed fighting in and around Ramadi.

(Source: The Associated Press)

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