UN agency for Palestinians chief deplores ‘short-sighted’ calls to dismantle body


The head of the United Nations Palestine Refugee Agency (UNRWA) said calls for its dissolution were short-sighted and ending its mandate weakened the world’s ability to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Reuters reported.

“I have spoken with member states about all these requests to dismantle and terminate UNRWA. I warned about the impact, I said that these invitations are short-sighted,” said UNRWA head Philippe Lazzarini after a meeting with member states at the United Nations in Geneva.”The impact is not only short-term. not only weakens our collective ability to respond to a humanitarian crisis…”.

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