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UNRWA obtained lowest degree of contributions since 2012, at a time when pandemic is exacerbating the wants of refugees.The United Nations company for Palestinian refugees stated that, for the primary time in its historical past, it has run out of cash till the top of the 12 months.
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees within the Near East (UNRWA) depends on funds from UN member states and the European Union, however stated it has been chronically underfunded for years.
Philip Lazzarini, UNRWA commissioner-general, stated at a information convention in Gaza on Thursday that the company was on the “edge of a cliff”.
“But I still believe we can avoid falling. We can avoid falling if the solidarity of the international community is expressed now,” he added.
The company stated earlier this month it wanted to lift $70m by the top of November or it will be unable to pay the total salaries of hundreds of workers by means of the top of the 12 months.
UNRWA had notified its complete workforce of 28,000 folks that will probably be pressured to defer their salaries for the remainder of the 12 months.
Lazzarini stated UNRWA had obtained this 12 months the bottom degree of contributions since 2012, at a time when the wants of refugees are compounded by the results of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNRWA can be warning the well being system in Gaza is about to break down as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
A boy and Palestinian workers of UNRWA participate in a protest in opposition to deliberate wage cuts [Mohammed Salem/Reuters]The company stated many of the staff affected are refugees themselves and the cuts will have an effect on workers in international locations throughout the Middle East.
UNRWA was established to assist the 700,000 Palestinians who fled or have been pressured from their properties through the conflict surrounding Israel’s institution in 1948.
It offers schooling, healthcare, meals and different help to some 5.5 million refugees and their descendants within the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip, in addition to Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
The company’s funds have additionally been ravaged by a call by United States President Donald Trump’s administration to slash lots of of tens of millions of {dollars} of assist, in addition to a disaster in confidence after its earlier commissioner-general was accused of abusing his authority.

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