The head of the World Food Program says in an interview that funding prospects are "bleak" and Syrian refugees likely face more cuts in food aid.

Ertharin Cousin spoke to The Associated Press on Monday, after meeting a Syrian mother and her eight children in a one-room shelter in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

The woman told Cousin that she struggles to feed her children, keeping hunger at bay with rice, and that she faces eviction because rent money goes toward food.

The WFP chief also met with boys who had to quit school to work and support their families.

Cousin says "need is outpacing the traditional generosity."

In Jordan, about half of WFP beneficiaries, or more than 200,000 refugees, will no longer receive food aid as of September.