UN agency says lacks funds to pay full Palestinian salaries
UN agency says lacks funds to pay full Palestinian salaries

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, hammered by US cuts, said Monday it lacks the funds to pay full November salaries but is confident President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will restore support.The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) “never recovered” from the total funding cut imposed by President Donald Trump in 2018, agency spokeswoman Tamara Alrifai told AFP.Before Trump’s cuts the US had been providing UNRWA $300 a year, roughly a third of its core annual budget.Alrifai said 2019 shortfalls were filled by additional support from …

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