EU TO GRANT $46 MILLION FUND TO UNRWA




Mustafa AY – TDO – 29.09.2018 On Friday, European Union announced that they will grant $46 MN to UN Work and Relief Agency for Palestinian Refugees in Middle East (UNRWA). The fund will be utilized for the continuation of UN aid programmes varying from education to Palestinian children to health-care.

As known, US President Donald Trump decided to cut annually-allocated $350 million aid fund to UNRWA off. Right after this, Germany released an official assertion to assume some of $350 MN. As well as this, Berlin called on EU member nations to take objective steps to provide UNRWA with monetary aid.

Following Washington’s decision on UNRWA, the relief agency was obliged to dismiss many of its employees and to convert full-time jobs into part-time jobs. Since the employees of UNRWA didn’t concede the existing monetary hardships, they marched into streets to stage a demonstration to denounce USA’s decision and make their yelling heard by UN member nations. As well as UN workers, thousands of Palestinians took part in the protest-marching.