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Donald Trump's administration ties with UN's Palestinian refugee agency



United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the United States of America will work together for Palestinian refugees 

The Donald Trump administration has officially ended its ties with the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA.

Washington said that after carefully reviewing the issue, it will not make an additional contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

The Agency was set up to take care of those Palestinians displaced by the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

Condemning the US action, Nabil Abu Rudeina, spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, told Reuters news agency that such a punishment will not succeed to change the fact that the United States no longer has a role in the region and that it is not a part of the solution. UNRWA enjoys the full confidence of the Secretary-General. Commissioner General Pierre Krahenbuhl has led a rapid, innovative and tireless effort to overcome the unexpected financial crisis UNRWA has faced this year. It has expanded the donor base, raised considerable new avenues of support. In addition, UNRWA took extraordinary internal management measures to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

UNRWA has a strong record of providing high-quality education, health, and other essential services, often in extremely difficult circumstances, to Palestine refugees who are in great need. The Secretary-General calls on other countries to help fill the remaining financial gap so that UNRWA can continue to provide this vital assistance, as well as a sense of hope this vulnerable population.


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