Trump Plans To Cancel Funding For UN Palestinian Refugee Program


The Trump administration reportedly plans to cut all funding to a United Nations agency that dispenses aid to Palestinian refugees over its concerns on the number of refugees recognized by the organization.

The administration will announce in the coming weeks the end of funding for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) over concerns that the organization does not spend nearly $1.1 billion annually in total funds wisely. Roughly a third of that funding comes from the U.S.

Among the concerns of the Trump administration are Palestinian leaders’ continued criticism of the U.S. and complaints that other countries in the region, including Saudi Arabia, do not contribute enough to the fund.


Read more at The Hill.




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