UNRWA is experiencing significant difficulties in providing salaries to its staff

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said on Saturday that the agency is facing great difficulties in providing salaries for its staff this month due to its financial crisis.

UNRWA media adviser Adnan Abu Hasna told reporters in Gaza that the agency is facing a $ 89 million shortfall for its budget for this year.

"We have a problem in providing salaries this month and we are working hard to resolve this as soon as possible."

Abu Hasna stressed that any disruption in UNRWA operations "will have serious evidence at the political, social and security levels" regarding the issue of Palestinian refugees.

He highlighted that UNRWA is facing an unprecedented challenge to cover its budget for next year, which is estimated at $ 1.2 billion and how to cover the stop the United States from providing $ 360 million to the Agency since the beginning of 2019.

On Friday, the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to 170 countries for a two-state vote (Israel and the United States) to renew the mandate of UNRWA.

Established by the UN General Assembly in 1949, UNRWA serves some five million Palestine refugees registered in its five regions - Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip - to realize their full potential in human development until they are fully realized. A just solution to their cause.

UNRWA's services include education, health care, relief, social services, infrastructure, camp improvement and microcredit.

 

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