Friday, 06 December, 2019


U.S. freezes funds to United Nations relief agency, diplomats say

UN trucks carrying building materials for projects funded by UNRWA arrive in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip after crossing the Israeli Kerem Shalom crossing U.S. freezes funds to United Nations relief agency, diplomats say
Bennie Garza | 06 January, 2018, 12:37

The United States has frozen $125mn in funding for a UN agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees, Axios news site reported on Friday, but a US State Department official said no decision had been made on the payment. The money was to be sent on January 1, but never arrived.

Despite denials by USA state department officials that the aid has been frozen, the diplomats added that U.N. Secretary General António Guterres "has already spoken with senior US officials about the UNRWA funding and also consulted with foreign ministers from other donor countries".

The unnamed State Department official who complained about the report said that there had been no formal decision to freeze the aid yet, and deliberations are ongoing within the Trump Administration, with a decision expected in the weeks to come.

Trump said on Twitter earlier this week that he would withhold money from the Palestinians, accusing them of being "no longer willing to talk peace" with Israel. A senior White House official said no decision have been made yet, but confirmed that a review of the USA assistance to the Palestinians is underway "in light of the Palestinians' recent conduct".

U.S. freezes funds to United Nations relief agency, diplomats say

Trump tweeted on Tuesday that the US pays the Palestinians "HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year" and gets "no appreciation or respect" in return. "They don't even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel", Trump wrote in a tweet. Palestinian officials said Trump's move disqualified the US from being a mediator.

The move comes after the Palestinian Authority suspended their contacts with the Trump administration in response to its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The United States is the largest donor to the agency, with a pledge of nearly $370mn as of 2016, according to UNRWA's website.

They further warned that such cut would be "catastrophic" for the organization, negatively impacting Palestinians living in refugee camps in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan and Lebanon whose livelihood depend on aid by UNRWA.

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