UNRWA, the United Nations agency for “Palestinian refugees”, announced Wednesday it was cutting more than 250 jobs after the United States held back hundreds of millions in aid, AFP reported.
In total, 154 employees in the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of the Shomron and 113 in Gaza will be let go, UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness said in a statement. More than 500 other full-time staff will be offered part-time contracts, the statement added.
The U.S. announced in January it would cut some of its funding to UNRWA, citing a need to undertake a fundamental re-examination of the organization, both in the way it operates and the way it is funded.
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