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Brussels gives $23m to Palestinian refugees after US cut

BELGIUM Brussels gives $23m to Palestinian refugees after US cut

Belgium has pledged to donate 19m euro ($23m) to UNRWA, the UN’s aid organisation for Palestinian refugees, after the US government announced it would slash its funding to the agency by half.

Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said in a statement that Brussels would allocate the funds over three years. The first annual payment is being disbursed immediately “considering the financial difficulties that UNRWA currently faces”, the statement said.

Washington announced on Tuesday it is withholding $65m out of the $125m aid package earmarked for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, or UNRWA.

 

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