UNRWA to cut jobs after US axes $300m in funding

The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees says it will cut more than 250 jobs in West Bank and Gaza due to lack of funds.

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    The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees has announced it will cut more than 250 jobs in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip after the United States slashed $300m in funding.

    More than half of Gaza's population is dependent upon aid from UNRWA.

     

    Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Gaza.


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