UN: Palestine Refugees at Risk Due to UNRWA Defunding

UN: Palestine Refugees at Risk Due to UNRWA Defunding

UN Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo (UN photo)

The UN Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo expressed deep concern over the financial crisis faced by the Palestine refugee agency, calling for increased funds.

In her Security Council Briefing on the Cooperation between the Security Council and the League of Arab States, Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo said the financial situation of UNRWA remains a serious concern.

She stressed that sufficient funding is essential for UNRWA to continue delivering its vital services to millions of Palestine refugees in the region and playing its critical stabilizing role.

DiCarlo said that the UN and the League work to uphold the broad regional and international consensus on the two-State solution, promote intra-Palestinian reconciliation and focus on preventive diplomacy to avoid escalation of tensions. 

“We welcome the increased engagement of the League and its members, including through an expanded Middle East Quartet and the so-called Amman format”, she stated.

The UN official also said that the two-State solution that realizes the legitimate national aspirations of Palestinians and Israelis, in line with UN resolutions is the only way to lead to sustainable peace between the two peoples.

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