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The office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Gaza City back in 2018.

REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

US cuts aid as UNRWA staff accused of Oct. 7 involvement

The International Court of Justice isn’t the only UN body in the news regarding Gaza today.

The White House on Friday suspended funding for the UN Refugee Works Administration, aka UNRWA, due to allegations that an unspecified number of the agency’s employees had participated in the Oct. 7 attacks against Israel.

UNRWA is the main UN agency supporting the roughly 6 million Palestinian refugees who live in Gaza, the West Bank, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. (Here’s a map of where they live.) It provides humanitarian aid and runs schools, medical facilities, and other social services.

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