Middle East UN Agency will start the year with a deficit due to the lack of US aid

© AFP 2018 / Said KhatibЖитель of Palestine at the office of UNRWA in the Gaza strip. Archival photoMiddle East UN Agency will start the year with a deficit due to the lack of US aid© 2018 AFP / Said Khatib

Middle East UN Agency for assistance to Palestinian refugees and works (UNRWA) will begin in 2019 with the deficit at $ 360 million due to the suspension of US aid, according to a statement by the media adviser of the organization Adnan Abuhena obtained by RIA Novosti.

«UNRWA begins in 2019 with a financial deficit of $ 360 million due to the continuing suspension of US aid,» said Abehsera.

In July the middle East the UN Agency for assistance to Palestinian refugees and works (UNRWA) announced the reduction of assistance programmes to the Palestinians due to lack of funding.

After the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump to reduce the programme of assistance to Palestine, the UN was not able to find sufficient funds to UNRWA. At the end of July the shortfall was $ 217 million.

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