UNRWA Workers to Hold 1-Hour Strike to Protest Agency Defunding

تم نشره في Tue 6 February / Feb 2018. 01:00 AM - آخر تعديل في Tue 6 February / Feb 2018. 04:36 PM
  • A previous UNRWA workers strike - (Ahmad Abu Ghoush/AlGhad)

AMMAN —AlGhad— The General Association of UNRWA Workers and Employees have decided to hold a one-hour strike the upcoming Thursday, in show of support for the Agency under the current financial situation, due to its defunding.

Some 7,000 employees will strike on Thursday to protest defunding.

The UNRWA, the only UN Agency invested in the status of Palestinian Refugees, requires some USD400 million in funds unmet yet.

Earlier in January, the US withheld millions worth of funding from both the UNRWA and the Palestinian Authority (PA).