29 Jan 2024

UN calls for countries to reconsider suspension of funding to UNRWA

From Midday Report, 12:16 pm on 29 January 2024

United Nations and aid groups are calling for countries to reconsider their decision to suspend funding for the UN refugee agency for Palestinians.

Ten countries, including top donors the US and Germany, have paused funding following allegations by Israel that some UNRWA staff were involved in the deadly October 7th Hamas attacks on Israel.

New Zealander Hector Sharp works for UNRWA.

He says having countries pull funding is devastating.

Sharp spoke to Charlotte Cook.