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State of Palestine: UNRWA staff hold mass protest against Trump funding cut03:06

State of Palestine: UNRWA staff hold mass protest against Trump funding cut

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Gaza City
January 29, 2018 at 15:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

Over 13,000 employees from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) organised a mass demonstration through the centre of Gaza City on Monday, to protest US aid cuts. Earlier this month the administration of US President Donald Trump said it would withhold $65 million of a planned $125 million funding instalment to the UNRWA, calling on other nations to contribute more.Protesters marched under the motto #DignityisPriceless, the name of a new global fundraising campaign designed to meet any shortfall caused by cuts to aid.In an interview, head of UNRWA employees union Ameer Al-Meshal said he hoped an international lobbying campaign could persuade the US to change its mind. “We send our message to the Secretary-General of the United Nations to try to put pressure on America to review its decision to reduce aid," said Meshal.

State of Palestine: UNRWA staff hold mass protest against Trump funding cut03:06
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Over 13,000 employees from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) organised a mass demonstration through the centre of Gaza City on Monday, to protest US aid cuts. Earlier this month the administration of US President Donald Trump said it would withhold $65 million of a planned $125 million funding instalment to the UNRWA, calling on other nations to contribute more.Protesters marched under the motto #DignityisPriceless, the name of a new global fundraising campaign designed to meet any shortfall caused by cuts to aid.In an interview, head of UNRWA employees union Ameer Al-Meshal said he hoped an international lobbying campaign could persuade the US to change its mind. “We send our message to the Secretary-General of the United Nations to try to put pressure on America to review its decision to reduce aid," said Meshal.

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