UNRWA praises renewed U.S. aid at 'critical moment'

AFP |
Published: 04.08.21 , 14:21
The cash-strapped UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA Thursday praised President Joe Biden for resuming U.S. financial support, saying it came at a "critical moment" amid the Covid pandemic.
"UNRWA could not be more pleased that once again we will partner with the United States to provide critical assistance to some of the most vulnerable refugees across the Middle East," the agency's commissioner general, Philippe Lazzarini, said in a statement.
The Biden administration's decision to restore U.S. aid to the Palestinians to the tune of $235 million marked a sharp break with the policy of his staunchly pro-Israel predecessor Donald Trump who severed all financial assistance.