30 Jan 2024

Austria joins US in suspending aid to UNWRA

From Morning Report, 6:09 am on 30 January 2024

Austria has joined the US and ten other countries in suspending aid to the UN Agency for Palestinian refugees.

The country's foreign ministry called on UNWRA to carry out a comprehensive investigation into Israel's accusations that its staff were involved in the October 7 attacks on Israel.

But the Independent's former Middle East correspondent, Donald Macintyre, says the cuts are counter-productive and dangerous when help to civilians in Gaza is absolutely vital.

Don Macintyre spoke to Corin Dann.