Adnan Abu Hasna, media advisor and spokesman for UNRWA, said that the independent committee appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations will examine the issue of UNRWA’s mechanisms for dealing with the issue of neutrality and will see whether UNRWA applies these standards or not.
He added: The committee will make recommendations - if any recommendations exist - and they will be published publicly in late April.
He stressed that the continued suspension of contributions will have a devastating impact on UNRWA's operations, whether the operations it carries out in all five areas of its work or on the salaries of employees.
He pointed out that UNRWA in Gaza is a lifeline for all Palestinians, not just refugees.
He also said that stopping UNRWA operations, especially in Gaza, means that we are condemning death to these residents, who are left with nothing but UNRWA.
He stressed that the investigation will continue until the end of April until the results are announced. What will happen when we do not have enough funding until the end of this month?
He concluded his speech by saying: The donors’ decision to suspend contributions is dangerous, terrifying and destructive, and we hope it will be reversed.