Protest in Nablus against UNRWA Aid Cuts

Nablus, 18 Dzulhijjah 1437/20 September 2016 (MINA) – The union of employees of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) organized a sit-in Monday afternoon outside the UNRWA headquarters in Nablus in protest against its aid cuts policy.

Member of union Mohamed Shalabi said that the sit-in came in protest against the agency’s aid cuts, low salaries and staff shortages, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

A survey conducted by UNRWA’s administration in coordination with the union of employees found out that Palestinian employees received salaries lower than the average in the host country.

Shalabi charged that a new financial crisis emerges each year in order to cut down UNRWA’s relief and health services for Palestinian refugees.(T/P008/R07)

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Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)