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Aid workers fear a major humanitarian crisis for millions of Syrian refugees in the Middle East after funding gaps forced the United Nations to cut food assistance for 1.7 million people.The announcement came as aid groups struggle to prepare millions of refugees for the impending winter, particularly those living in informal camps in cold, mountainous areas.WFP's food vouchers were helping nearly 2 million refugees scattered in countries around the Middle East.The amount differs from country to country, but is intended to allow each refugee to buy food equivalent to 2,100 calories per day.Worst-hit in the region is Lebanon, where more than 800,000 of the 1.1 million Syrian refugees in the country were receiving WFP food voucher support.In Jordan, some 450,000 refugees will get no money this month, though around 90,000 living in the U.N.'s Zaatari and Azraq camps will continue to receive assistance.
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