State of Palestine: Thousands demonstrate against UN refugee agency cuts

1 075
Published on 19 Sep 2018, 19:53
Subscribe to our channel!

Thousands demonstrated against funding cuts to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) outside the organisation's headquarters in Gaza City on Wednesday.

Protest organisers, the UNRWA staff union, opposes cuts in salaries and services provided by the agency, including the decision to end contracts for one thousand staff members.

UNRWA faces a funding crisis after US President Donald Trump withdrew all support for the organisation, which provides critical aid to five million Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and elsewhere.

The United States was by far the largest contributor to the agency to date and contributed roughly a third of its total budget in 2017.

Video ID: 20180919 040
Video on Demand:

news tech music