Donors pledge $160 million, Palestinian refugees need more

UNITED NATIONS, 25 June 2022, (TON): The agency’s chief said “donors pledged about $160 million for the UN agency helping Palestinian refugees, but it still needs over $100 million to support education for more than half a million children and provide primary health care for close to 2 million people and emergency cash assistance to the poorest refugees.”

Briefing reporters on the outcome of Thursday’s donor conference, Philippe Lazzarini said the pledges when turned into cash will enable the UN Relief and Works Agency known as UNRWA to run its operations through September.

He said “I do not know if we will get the necessary cash to allow us to pay the salaries after the month of September.”

Lazzarini said “we are in an early warning mode.”

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