Trump administration to pull support for essential services helping 5 million people The Trump administration has announced it will cut all US funding for the main UN programme for Palestinian refugees, a move with potentially devastating impacts for five million people who rely on its schools, healthcare, and social services. “The United States will no […]
The United States on Friday halted all funding to a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees in a decision further heightening tensions between the Palestinian leadership and the Trump administration.
“The United States will no longer commit further funding to this irredeemably flawed operation,” the State Department said. It’s a loss of about $300 million in funding for schools and clinics. (Image credit: Raad Adayleh/AP)
The Trump administration has been withholding aid to the United Nations’ program for Palestinian refugees. It’s expected to make the cuts final in what could be an attempt to undercut Palestinian positions in any future peace deal.
The US state department says Unrwa, which supports five million people, is “irredeemably flawed”.
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