Palestine refugee agency facing unprecedented financial crisis

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UNRWA is facing an unprecedented financial crisis which could force Palestinian children across the Middle East out of school. File Photo: UNRWA

The UN agency that works with Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, will delay opening its schools in the region for the first time if it fails to raise more than $100 million in the next few weeks.

An emergency session with UNRWA's main donors and host governments on Monday has not led to an increase in incoming funds to alleviate the cash shortage.

That's according to UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness.

He told Maria Carlino that UNRWA is facing an unprecedented financial crisis which could force Palestinian children across the Middle East out of school and onto the streets.

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