UNRWA Secretary-General criticized demands for the closure of the agency at the UN Security Council 00:30

Philippe Lazzarini, secretary-general of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), criticized calls for the organisation’s closure, saying it would condemn an ​​entire generation of Palestinians to endless violence, anger and despair. . This was reported by TASS.

Speaking at the UN Security Council meeting, Lazzarini said that the liquidation of UNRWA would have long-term consequences. This will worsen the humanitarian crisis in Gaza for the foreseeable future and accelerate the approach of famine. In the long term, “the traumatized Palestinian people will be deprived of basic services.” Children in particular will not return to school, “dooming an entire generation to despair that fuels anger, resentment, and an endless cycle of violence.”

Lazzarini reminded that UNRWA has been continuing its work for 75 years because no political solution could be found to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Israel on March 31 offered The UN disbands UNRWA and transfers its powers to another organization.

Israel before now accused More than ten UNRWA employees, including teachers, participated in the Hamas attacks. The agency dismissed those involved in the attacks but said there was no evidence of widespread involvement. The UN launched two investigations into the agency’s impartiality.

Previously UNRWA encountered suffered a financial crisis following the accusations.

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Source: Gazeta


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