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30 Luglio 2023

Cisgiordania/Striscia di Gaza - Giordania


On 2 June, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) held a pledgingconference to raise $1.6 billion to fund its budgeted programme of operations of $848 million,consisting of Palestine ($344.9 million), and Syria, Lebanon and Jordan ($436.7 million)30 as part of their2023 strategic plan totaling $1.9 billion. During the conference, member nations pledged $828.3 million,of which $13.2 million was new contributions. Philippe Lazzarini, UNWRA Commissioner General saidthe Agency is on the verge of collapse amid a worsening financial crisis. He deemed the amountinsufficient to fund the Agency’s operation beyond Autumn 2023, as some of the Agency’s mostcommitted donors have indicated they will substantially decrease their 2023 contributions meaning theAgency will be unable to continue operations beyond September without immediate additional funding.This would mean the closure of over 700 schools and 140 health centers. (ICE AMMAN)

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