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Pakistan enhances its contribution to UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has enhanced its contribution to the UN agency entrusted to assist Palestinian refugees, reads a press release. Pakistan's Permanent Representative to United Nations Maleeha Lodhi handed over the enhanced contribution to Director UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Peter Mulrean in New York. UNRWA ran into deep financial trouble earlier this year when the United States cut back its funding of the Agency by around 300 million dollars. Read More: Pakistan calls for diplomatic solution of Palestine…

US halts funding to UN agency helping Palestinian refugees

WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday halted all funding to a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees in a decision further heightening tensions between the Palestinian leadership and the Trump administration. A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the decision as “a flagrant assault against the Palestinian people and a defiance of U.N. resolutions.” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the business model and fiscal practices of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency …