The UN, for security reasons, was taken of the staff from the Gaza strip

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in photomacrography house in the Gaza strip. Archival photoThe UN, for security reasons, was taken of the staff from the Gaza strip© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

Middle East UN Agency for assistance to Palestinian refugees and works (UNRWA) were evacuated from the Gaza strip of their foreign employees, fearing for their safety, told RIA Novosti official representative of the organization Adnan Abu Hasna.

The reason for their export to neighboring Israel began to protest the Palestinian UNRWA workers who are laid off due to financial crisis at the Agency.

«A number of our employees was attacked and faced with obstacles to the performance of their duties, by individuals who oppose the measures that were adopted due to the difficult financial situation of UNRWA,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

He added that a significant part of the staff, including foreigners, remain in Gaza, and assured that the Agency continues uninterrupted operation in the enclave, where its schools, clinics and distribution points of food are 1.3 million people. UNRWA calls on local authorities to ensure the safety of its staff and facilities.

The Agency is now experiencing a severe over almost 70 years of its history the financial crisis due to the loss of main sponsor — the United States. UNRWA since 1950, in the Gaza strip, the West Bank of the Jordan river, in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, providing, by its own estimates, food, educational, medical and other assistance to five million people — the Palestinians who were left without homes and livelihoods as a result of the Arab-Israeli conflict and their descendants.