Safadi: UNRWA financial challenges must be resolved

Jordan

Published: 2018-08-04 18:45

Last Updated: 2018-08-05 10:35


Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi.
Roya News Source

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, warned of the serious consequences that would arise if the financial deficit facing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) remains unsolved.

Safadi urged the international community to combine efforts in order to enable UNRWA continue the necessary support and assistance that it has been providing for Palestine for decades, including and not limited to educational, medical and relief services.

During a phone call held earlier between Safadi and UNRWA’s Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbüh, the two discussed the current challenges which the Agency is facing as well as suggesting potential solutions in order to help ease the funding-crisis that is threatening UNRWA’s survival.

Safadi stressed that the wellbeing of refugees is of utmost priority and that the issue of their status must only be resolved in compliance with the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 and the Arab Peace Initiative, where their Right of Return and their right for compensation are both secured.