The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) decided, on Tuesday, to temporarily withdraw part of its international staff from Gaza following a series of security incidents affecting its personnel in the besieged Gaza Strip.
#UPDATE UNRWA employees in the strip have held strikes, sit-ins and other protests since the agency announced in July it was cutting more than 250 jobs in Gaza and the occupied West Bank https://t.co/uFWPNR5JAR
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UNRWA’s spokesperson, Sami Mshasha, said in a statement that,
“The Director of Operations and other international staff will remain and UNRWA operations will continue in Gaza.”
In a statement, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said it has "decided to temporarily withdraw part of its international staff from Gaza following a series of worrying security incidents affecting its personnel in the strip."
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UNRWA’s statement came after the protests held on Monday against recent measures resulting from the agency’s financial crisis.
Mshasha called upon the local authorities in Gaza to respond to its demands to provide protection to its employees and facilities.
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