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Swiss boss of UN refugee agency warns it could implode

What will become of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East if the main UN organisation set up to help them implodes? The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has been supporting Palestinian refugees in the Middle East for 74 years. Money troubles have constantly plagued the institution. Since around 2010, the situation has steadily worsened as several donors cut their contributions. A big hole was caused in particular by the temporary suspension of US funding under ex-President Donald Trump in 2018, which was resumed under his successor. But the real problem is the lack of a political solution, says UNRWA director Philippe Lazzarini.
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