The US calls for UNRWA probe before funding resumes

As the US’ government and many others announced their suspension of sending funding to UNRWA despite the tragic humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the UN agency declared that it won’t be able to continue to operate in the Gaza Strip  beyond the end of February.

On the 3oth of January, the US envoy to the United Nations said that Washington needs to see “fundamental changes” before resuming its funding to UNRWA, according to Reuters.

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“Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, welcomed the UN’s decision to conduct an investigation and review of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East”, wrote the media outlet.

She said: “We need to look at the organization, how it operates in Gaza, how they manage their staff and to ensure that people who commit criminal acts, such as these 12 individuals, are held accountable immediately so that UNRWA can continue the essential work that it’s doing.”

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