UNRWA warns low funds may halt critical cash assistance to Palestinian refugees in Syria

March 29, 2015 1:01 PM

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UNRWA warns low funds may halt critical cash assistance to Palestinian refugees in Syria

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, released by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), shows residents of the besieged Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, queuing to receive food supplies, in Damascus, Syria. UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness says the agency needs around $250 million to fund its cash program, which provides cash distributions for roughly half a million Palestinian refugees affected by the war in Syria. (AP Photo/UNRWA, File) (The Associated Press)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees says just four percent of its emergency work in Syria has been funded so far this year.

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