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UNRWA evacuates its international employees from Gaza

UNRWA's lifeline is decreasing due to the cuts made by the Trump administration [AlArabi21News/Twitter]
UNRWA's lifeline is decreasing due to the cuts made by the Trump administration - Cartoon [AlArabi21News/Twitter]

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced yesterday that scores of its international employees have been moved from the Gaza Strip to Israel, media reports said.

UNRWA and Palestinian refugees are being treated unfairly - Cartoon [AlArabi21News/Twitter]

UNRWA and Palestinian refugees are being treated unfairly – Cartoon [AlArabi21News/Twitter]

The head and deputy head of UNRWA will currently remain in Gaza, while all other staff "were evacuated from the Gaza Strip to Israel".

UNRWA said it had "decided to temporarily withdraw part of its international staff from Gaza following a series of worrying security incidents affecting its personnel in the Strip."

READ: UNRWA cuts 40% of employees' salaries

The agency's statement said that "earlier today, a number of staff were harassed and prevented from carrying out their duties."

"Some of these actions have specifically targeted the UNRWA management in Gaza," it said.

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