HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY STÉPHANE DUJARRIC,
SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES
TUESDAY, 17 APRIL 2018
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FUNDING GAP FOR U.N. PALESTINE REFUGEES AGENCY REDUCED TO $173 MILLION
  • The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) says that the shortfall in the agency’s budget, which covers UNRWA core services such as health and education, has been reduced from $243 million in January to $173 million after the successful Rome conference.
  • The shortfall for the lifesaving emergency assistance in the occupied Palestinian territory has been reduced to $97.6 million, while the shortfall for the Syria crisis has been reduced to $165. 5 million.

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