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UN threatens to freeze food aid programme to the Palestinians

The official representative of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dujarric, speaking in new York, announced that the activities of the world food programme to assist the residents of the Gaza strip and the West Bank to be suspended since July.

«If the world food programme does not receive funding, without food aid will remain 150,000 people, most of them women and children,» the statement quoted Dujarric Agency Maan.

The representative of the Secretary-General emphasized that the termination of assistance will suffer in the first place the poorest residents of the Palestinian territories who live in an amount not more than 3 dollars 20 cents a day.

Recall that on 11 June, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for disbanding the UN Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). In his opinion, they should deal with the Office of the UN high Commissioner for refugees.

«Because, to a large extent the existence of UNRWA and, unfortunately, its activities are aimed to demonstrate to the Palestinian refugee problem, not its solution, it is time to abolish it as a separate unit,» — said the head of government.

UN threatens to freeze food aid programme to the Palestinians 14.06.2017

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