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The European Commission gives 16 million euros to UNRWA for Palestinian refugees

The European Commission announced yesterday, Friday 31/5, that it has disbursed 16 million euros which it will allocate to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to provide health and education services. UNRWA faced a diplomatic firestorm in January when Israel alleged that a dozen of its workers were involved in an unprecedented attack by Hamas' military arm in southern sectors of Israeli territory on October 7. Many governments of countries that are among the main funders of the agency, which coordinates almost all humanitarian aid distributed to the Gaza Strip, have suspended the payment of funds. However, several of her sponsors decided to resume payments. An independent assessment of UNRWA, carried out by a team led by former French foreign minister Catherine Colonnade, highlighted some “problems linked to the neutrality” of the agency, but stressed that Israel had yet to provide evidence for its accusations. . He made […]
Source: News Beast

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