Austerity measures to continue at agency helping Palestinian refugees

UNRWA distributes life-saving assistance to displaced civilians. File Photo: UNRWA

Aid programmes for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East supported by the UN will continue to face austerity measures, it has been announced.

The international community met at UN headquarters in New York on Thursday to discuss funding for UNWRA, the agency which serves five million Palestinian refugees.

Its annual budget is around US$750 million.

For part of 2015, UNWRA has been running a budget deficit.

May Yaacoub has been speaking to Sandra Mitchell, the agency's Deputy Commissioner-General.

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