Donors Pledge $113M To UNRWA For Assistance To Palestinian Refugees

Agence France-Presse: U.N.’s Guterres seeks funding for agency helping Palestinians
“Secretary General António Guterres called on U.N. member states Tuesday to fund the agency that works to help Palestinian refugees as he opened a donors conference for the body, which is boycotted by the U.S. The conference was being held the same day the administration of President Donald Trump was presenting in Bahrain the economic part of a long-awaited Middle East peace plan, at an event boycotted by the Palestinian Authority…” (6/25).

Associated Press: Donors pledge $113 million to help Palestinian refugees
“The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said donors pledged $113 million Tuesday to help over 5 million Palestinians this year, calling it an encouraging step but short of alleviating a ‘precarious’ funding situation. Pierre Krahenbuhl said the U.N. Relief and Works Agency faced ‘the unprecedented reality’ last year of having the United States, its single largest donor, cut funding from $360 million to just $60 million, and this year it received nothing from the Trump administration…” (Lederer, 6/25).

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