UNRWA Facing Budget Shortfall, Impacted By Trump Administration’s Withholding Of Funding

The Guardian: Trump cuts jeopardise lives of millions of Palestinian refugees, U.N. warns
“The head of the main United Nations agency supporting Palestinian refugees has warned that the organisation is facing the most severe funding crisis in its history, threatening its support to an estimated 5.3 million people, including more than 400,000 inside Syria. … The UNRWA [U.N. Relief and Works Agency], which provides education, medical care and emergency assistance to Palestinian refugees, is facing a shortfall of almost one-third of its budget, in large part because of the Trump administration’s decision to withhold much of its funding. … The U.S. announced it was cutting funds to the UNRWA earlier this year in the fallout from a U.N. general assembly vote that overwhelmingly rejected Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel…” (Beaumont, 2/21).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/kff

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.