World Health: Stopping funding for UNRWA would have devastating consequences for Gaza residents

The director-general of the World Health Organization warned yesterday, Wednesday, that halting funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) would have “devastating consequences” for residents of the Gaza Strip, which has been devastated. war.

“The decision taken by a number of countries to halt funding for UNRWA, the largest supplier of humanitarian assistance in this crisis, will have devastating consequences for the people of Gaza,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

He said, “No other institution has the capacity to provide the scale and scope of assistance that the two million and 200,000 people in Gaza urgently need. We appeal to reconsider these decisions.”

For his part, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres yesterday stressed that UNRWA represents the “backbone” of aid in Gaza.

“Yesterday I met with donors to hear their concerns and to set out what steps we are taking to address them,” Guterres told the UN Committee on Palestinian Rights. UNRWA is the backbone of the humanitarian response across Gaza. “

The UN agencies confirmed in a joint statement last Tuesday that suspending UNRWA funding “is a dangerous move and could lead to the collapse of humanitarian order in Gaza.”

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