The US framework includes monitoring Palestinian school curricula and social media activities of UNRWA staff.
The UN is faced with doing more with less as international leadership gets tested in the COVID-19 era.
The $50m for Gaza, occupied West Bank was approved by Congress but is being held up by a top Republican senator.
UNRWA’s Gaza director Matthias Schmale said he has impression Israeli military struck with ‘sophistication’.
Philippe Lazzarini said situation in Gaza getting worse because the very basis of the conflict has not been addressed.
UN agency for Palestinian refugees withstood US funding cut, but long-term financial challenges persist.
UNRWA received lowest level of contributions since 2012, at a time when pandemic is exacerbating the needs of refugees.
UNRWA says it needs to raise $70m by the end of the month or it will not be able to pay salaries of thousands of people.
No longer dependent on US funding, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees must recommit to its historic mission.
UNRWA’s mandate overwhelmingly renewed for another three years, despite opposition by US and Israel.
Stories on allegations of ethical misconduct in UNRWA among winners at UN Correspondents Association awards.
Pierre Krahenbuhl denies wrongdoing maintaining ‘there is no corruption, fraud or mismanagement of aid’.
Netherlands and Switzerland already put their funding on hold after report alleged mismanagement by agency’s leadership.
Recently revealed abuses by top UNRWA management should not be politicised and used as an excuse to defund the agency.