Holland and Belgium, Follow US, and Freeze Funds to UNRWA

Holland and Belgium have taken the decision to freeze funding for the UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees). There decision comes amid reports of major corruption within the organisation and claims of sexual misconduct.

Krähenbühl and other senior officials were involved in “sexual misconduct, nepotism, retaliation, discrimination and other abuses of authority, for personal gain, to suppress legitimate dissent, and to otherwise achieve their personal objectives,” a leaked internal report disclosed earlier Tuesday.

President Trump had already withdrawn funding for the UNRWA, and was criticised for doing so from the media. The US covered almost a third of the agencies billion dollar budget.

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