Pierre Krahenbuhl. Pierre Krahenbuhl. Reuters
Pierre Krahenbuhl. Pierre Krahenbuhl. Reuters

US decision not to pay dlrs 300 million to UNRWA "political"

By: MENA
Tue, Sep. 11, 2018
CAIRO - 11 September 2018: Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees in the Near East Pierre Krähenbühl said that the US decision not to pay dlrs 300 million to UNRWA is a political one.

In an interview with Nile News channel on Monday night, Krähenbühl said that the UNRWA is going through a critical stage and is facing dlrs 200 million shortfall in this year's budget.

Krähenbühl thanked the Arab leaders for their support and lauded his meeting with Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

He said that Egypt exerts strenuous efforts to support UNRWA, adding that Saudi Arabia and the UAE presented dlrs 50 million aid for the UNRWA to support the refugees and the Palestinian kids.
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