UN chief calls for sustainable funding for UNRWA

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for sustainable funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Guterres told a UN pledging event for the agency that in the last 10 years, the needs of Palestine refugees have increased, while funds have stagnated.

UNRWA has worked hard to absorb the annual funding shortage through program efficiencies. But that alone will never solve the problem, he said.

Guterres made a twofold appeal to UN member states: to make pledges that will bring UNRWA’s funding shortfall down to zero for this year and to put the agency on a durable financial footing.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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