USAID Prepares To Reduce Palestinian Staff In West Bank And Gaza Mission

NPR: U.S. Aid Agency Is Preparing To Lay Off Most Local Staff For Palestinian Projects
“Under orders from the Trump administration, the U.S. Agency for International Development is preparing to lay off most of its Palestinian aid workers in its West Bank and Gaza mission, according to U.S. government communications reviewed by NPR. It’s the latest step toward shrinking a decades-long U.S. aid mission to build the capacity for a future Palestinian state. … USAID is aiming to reduce its local staff of about 100 employees to only 14, according to official communications reviewed by NPR…” (Estrin, 4/17).