Donors step up funds to Palestinian aid agency after US cuts

2018-09-05 10:03

The top official with the UN's Palestinian aid agency says countries including Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and India have stepped up in recent months with a "very high amount" of $238m in extra funding amid US cuts.

UNRWA Commissioner Pierre Kraehenbuehl reiterated his disappointment with the Trump administration's announcement last week that it's cutting all funding for the agency, after partial cuts announced earlier this year.

Despite the new contributions, Krahenbuehl told reporters by phone on Tuesday that the funding situation remains "critical", and over $200m is needed this year to "sustain our operations".

The new commitments, including from Turkey and some other European countries, came after the US announced plans in January to contribute $60m this year, down from $360m a year ago.

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