Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

US cuts off funds for Palestinia­n refugees

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WASHINGTON – The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinia­n refugees, the State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza.

The U.S. supplies nearly 30 percent of the total budget of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, and had been demanding reforms in the way it is run. The decision cuts nearly $300 million of planned support.

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