The Spanish foreign ministry has condemned the US decision to stop paying additional funding to UNRWA, warning of dangerous repercussions in the region, Safa news agency reported yesterday.
In a statement, Spain rejected the US claim that UNRWA was plagued with corruption and was “irredeemably flawed”.
Spain rejected the US State Department's decision to suspend all funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which had been reduced at the beginning of this year to only $ 60 million. That starvation would result in a Palestinian pic.twitter.com/KCUbjrLDKY
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The Spanish foreign ministry said in a statement:
“For 60 years, UNRWA has been working loyally and contributing to the urgent support and social assistance for Palestinian refugees.”
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The statement added:
“The critical financial situation of UNRWA caused by the decision taken by the administration of [US President Donald] Trump seriously threatens the continuity of health, education, and food programmes, which directly benefit Palestinian refugees in the Middle East.”
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)