UNRWA assistance operations at ‘serious risk’ due to lack of funding

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AMMAN — UNRWA’s education, health, cash, and food assistance operations are at serious risk if the funding gap is not filled in the next two months, Al-Rai Daily reported.اضافة اعلان

As of June, UNRWA has only received $313 million of the total of $817 million allocated to the program’s budget.

The UNRWA expects a deficit of $100 million by the end of 2022, which is in line with previous years’ deficit.

At a press conference in New York on Friday, UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said: “if we fail at filling the financing gap, in the next two months, education for more than half a million children, and the access to primary health care for nearly two million people, would be at serious risk, in addition to all cash or food assistance that target refugees in desperate need. We have entered a dangerous phase.”

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