Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl said the United States is ending funding for political reasons.
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After angering Palestinians by officially recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Trump administration is now cutting the funding of the U.N. program that aids Palestinian refugees.
Jordan’s foreign minister has warned of “dangerous consequences to regional stability” if the Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA cannot provide services to refugees, saying he regrets the US decision to cut aid to the agency. Read Full Article at RT.com
‘Doomsday scenario’ could unfold unless Palestinian agency replaces US funding within 30 days, spokesperson says.
Critics say move to end all funding for agency that assists millions of refugees could further destabilise Middle East Palestinians have condemned the US decision to halt funding to a UN agency that helps educate, feed and provide healthcare for more than 5 million Palestinian refugees across several countries as a “flagrant assault” on their […]
The drastic aid cut, urged by President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, changes another pillar of U.S. policy in Israel.
The Trump administration’s decision to stop funding the agency, which provides services to more than five million Palestinians, carries enormous implications.