Donor fatigue threatens efforts in Syria

  • 03/09/2015
Syrian refugees cross the border between the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece (AAP)
Syrian refugees cross the border between the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece (AAP)

As the war in Syria enters a fifth year, aid agencies fear donor fatigue is hurting refugees. 

So how can we keep this long-running crisis at the forefront of people's minds?

UNICEF spends around $900 million a year around the world helping Syrians every year, but this year's funding looks to be falling a bit short.

New Zealand executive director Vivien Maidaborn says it's not just citizens, but governments that are finding it hard to keep up.

"When we get tell people stories, stories of families who really are healing… we find that people engage at that really human level."

Watch the video for the full interview.

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