The UN relief agency provides medical care, education and food for 5 million Palestinian refugees living in camps. Although it helps many, the agency has also been criticized for merely treating the symptoms and not the root of the refugee problem.
The United Nations agency tasked with helping refugees and displaced persons has appealed to donor countries to help plug a widening funding gap. The shortage of cash is especially acute in global hotspots.
Even with a budget shortfall, UNRWA said it is crucial to "protect the fundamental right to education." But the UN agency charged with assisting Palestinian refugees has said they aren't "out of the woods" yet.
The United Nations has called for a "transparent, independent investigation" into the death of jailed opposition politician Fernando Alban. The opposition has accused Caracas of making Alban's death look like a suicide.
The US will cut all financing to the UN agency serving 5 million Palestinian refugees. The move comes as the Trump administration seeks to pressure the UN into redefining who is considered a Palestinian refugee.
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