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UN Chief: UNRWA Is Backbone of All Humanitarian Response in Gaza

Thu 01 Feb 2024 | 02:06 PM
Antonio Guterres
Antonio Guterres
Ahmed Emam

On Wednesday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described UNRWA as the backbone of all humanitarian response in Gaza and appealed to all countries to guarantee the continuity of UNRWA's lifesaving work.

Guterres said: “UNRWA is the backbone of all humanitarian response in Gaza.”

He emphasized the importance of keeping the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) operational to meet the dire needs of civilians in Gaza and ensure continuity of services to Palestine refugees in the occupied West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

The call for action came after the United States and their allies temporarily paused their funding as Israel accused some agency staff of taking part in the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas.