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Bill in Congress set to cut off all US aid to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

 Published: 11:43, 6 February 2024

Bill in Congress set to cut off all US aid to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

A bill before the US Congress is set to cut off all funding to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees of UNRWA entirely, redirecting the money to other partners, such as the World Food Program and UNICEF, an official said.

“We will redirect funding for UNRWA to other partners to provide assistance in Gaza,” State Department deputy spokesman Vedant Patel told reporters, adding that the US is looking at what options there are for supporting civilians in Gaza through partners like the World Food Program, UNICEF, and other NGOs.

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