Trump Administration Ends U.S. Funding To U.N. Agency Assisting Palestinian Refugees

Washington Post: U.S. ends aid to United Nations agency supporting Palestinian refugees
“The United States will no longer contribute to the United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, amid widespread Palestinian outrage charging that the decision violates international law and will aggravate an already dire humanitarian situation, particularly in Gaza. The statement called the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, an ‘irredeemably flawed operation’ and criticized other countries for not sharing the burden of supporting the Palestinians…” (DeYoung et al., 8/31).

Additional coverage of the U.S. decision to end funding to UNRWA is available from Foreign Policy, The Guardian, and New York Times.