UNHCR: Middle East refugees at risk as winter funds shrink

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According to the UNHCR, more than 3.8 million refugees and internally displaced people in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan and Egypt need winter assistance.

A cold weather programme which began last month is aimed at helping the most vulnerable families.

But of the $228m needed to finance this year's winter programme, only $143m has been received - a shortfall of nearly 40 percent.

Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports.

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