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Canada stepped up aid for Pales­tinian refugees on Fri­day, an­nounc­ing Can$50 mil­lion (US$38 mil­lion) for the United Na­tions Re­lief and Works Agency (UN­RWA), whose mis­sion has suf­fered since Wash­ing­ton cut its help.

The Cana­dian top up comes af­ter the United States, the largest sin­gle con­trib­u­tor to UN­RWA, an­nounced in Au­gust an end to its US$350 mil­lion a year fund­ing for the agency. (AFP)

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