UN Palestinian agency says it is overcoming Trump funding cuts

The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees has nearly overcome a crippling funding crisis caused by President Donald Trump cancelling the US aid contribution, agency chief Pierre Kraehenbuehl said. UNRWA, had counted on a budget of $1.2 billion for 2018 but faced a gap of $446 million when the Trump administration announced it was cutting support.
 
UNRWA responded to its “unprecedented” financial pressures by seeking support across UN member-states and raised an additional $382 million, bringing the shortfall for the year down to just $64 million, Kraehenbuehl told reporters in Geneva.
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