The United Nations welcomed U.S. plan to restart aid to the Palestinians, including $150 million through the U.N. relief agency UNWRA, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Wednesday.
UNRWA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency in the Near East, is an agency that supports the relief and human development of Palestinian refugees.
Dujarric voiced his hopes that other countries “will now follow suit.”
This comes on the heels of Biden administration’s plans to restart aid to the Palestinians, including $150 million through the U.N. relief agency UNWRA, $75 million for economic support and $10 million for development assistance.
This move is expected to be announced by the State Department as part of an effort to repair U.S. ties with the Palestinians that all but collapsed during former U.S. President Donald Trump’s tenure.
Moreover, U.S. President Joe Biden has declared his intensions to roll back parts of the his predecessor’s approach which Palestinians denounced as heavily biased in favor of Israel.