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Jordan- UN calls for supporting UNRWA


(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) New York, Jan. 9 (Petra) - The United Nations called for supporting and funding the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to fulfill its mandate from the General Assembly.

UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric spoke to Petra about the United States' intention to stop funding the UNRWA, saying "as you know, UNRWA relies in most part on voluntary contributions. Those contributions are critical to UNRWA being able to implement its mandate, which was given to it by the General Assembly." Dujarric added "UNRWA works with some very marginalized communities in the Middle East and is there to provide critical educational, humanitarian, medical support to those communities". He said "the mandate for UNRWA is to continue with those services until a just and lasting peace is found to this conflict." WH
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