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UNRWA Says 2019 Financial Deficit Ongoing

Published : 01-10-2019

UNRWA Says 2019 Financial Deficit Ongoing

UNRWA’s Media Consultant in Gaza Adnan Abu Hasana said the Agency still faces a financial deficit of US$ 89 million in its annual budget for 2019, down from 120 million in previous months.

According to Abu Hasana, UNRWA amassed generous donations at the UNRWA donor-pledging conference held in New York on Thursday, September 26, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. But the deficit is still there, he said.

However, on Saturday, head of the Refugee Affairs Department at the Palestine Liberation Organization, Ahmad Abu Holi, said the donor-pledging conference held in New York to rally support for UNRWA will help the UN Agency overcome its funding crunch and continue to provide services for Palestinian refugees in its five fields of operations.

Last year, UNRWA said it was facing the greatest financial predicament in its history following the abrupt end to funding by the United States, resulting in a shortfall that threatened general education for 525,000 students, essential primary health care for 3 million patients and food assistance for 1.7 million refugees. In response, UNRWA launched a global campaign, #DignityIsPriceless, to raise donations for the agency.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9165

UNRWA’s Media Consultant in Gaza Adnan Abu Hasana said the Agency still faces a financial deficit of US$ 89 million in its annual budget for 2019, down from 120 million in previous months.

According to Abu Hasana, UNRWA amassed generous donations at the UNRWA donor-pledging conference held in New York on Thursday, September 26, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. But the deficit is still there, he said.

However, on Saturday, head of the Refugee Affairs Department at the Palestine Liberation Organization, Ahmad Abu Holi, said the donor-pledging conference held in New York to rally support for UNRWA will help the UN Agency overcome its funding crunch and continue to provide services for Palestinian refugees in its five fields of operations.

Last year, UNRWA said it was facing the greatest financial predicament in its history following the abrupt end to funding by the United States, resulting in a shortfall that threatened general education for 525,000 students, essential primary health care for 3 million patients and food assistance for 1.7 million refugees. In response, UNRWA launched a global campaign, #DignityIsPriceless, to raise donations for the agency.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9165