UAE—now at peace with Israel—won’t resume UNRWA funding

REUTERS
UAE halts funding to UN Palestinian agency in ‘reset’ of aid programme
February 8, 2021

The United Arab Emirates does not plan to resume funding to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, which was halted last year, until steps are taken to manage funds more efficiently, a UAE government official said. The Gulf state, current chair of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) advisory committee, provided the agency with $50 million in 2019 and $20 million in 2018, but made no contributions last year, although the official said UAE charitable groups donated $1 million. READ MORE

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