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“We Are on the Edge of a Monumental Disaster”: UNRWA Says It’s Reached a Breaking Point

HeadlineFeb 23, 2024

The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, warns that it has “reached a breaking point” amid the U.S. and other countries halting funding, and repeated Israeli attempts to dismantle the life-sustaining organization. In a letter to the president of the U.N. General Assembly, UNRWA head Philippe Lazzarini said, “I fear we are on the edge of a monumental disaster.” He also noted “there have been more children, more journalists, more medical personnel, and more U.N. staff killed than anywhere in the world during a conflict.”

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