Aid groups warned of “dire consequences”

The leaders of 21 humanitarian aid groups wrote to the Trump administration on Wednesday to object “in the strongest terms” to a decision to withhold $65 million (45.7 million pounds) in planned U.S. contributions to the United Nations agency that serves Palestinian refugees. The leaders of the aid groups warned of “dire consequences” if the cut was maintained. “We are deeply concerned by the humanitarian consequences of this decision on life-sustaining assistance to children, women and men in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and the West Bank and Gaza Strip,” the letter said.
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