UNRWA to Resume Food Aid in Gaza

UNRWA will resume distributing food aid to refugees in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said.

The UN agency stopped food deliveries after dozens of protesters forced their way into its Gaza field office last Thursday, demanding reinstatement of a monthly cash allowance to poor families which was halted from April 1 due to budget cuts.

UNRWA decided to reopen its food distribution centers after several local bodies reassured UN officials that employees would be safe, the agency said in a statement Monday.

“UNRWA respects the right to protest peacefully, but employees must be secure and safe,” the statement said.

Earlier Monday, hundreds of protesters rallied outside UNRWA’s office in Gaza City on Monday, protesting the suspension of aid.

Protesters held banners that read “We want bread, we don’t want games,” and chanted “O Muslims and Arabs, see the downtrodden,” according to witnesses.

(Ma’an – maannews.net)

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