Cuts in UN funding for Gaza’s Palestine refugees threaten to push the entire community “over the edge”, combined with what one senior official has called the “combustible cocktail of humanitarian, political and security challenges” facing the territory.
That’s the key concern of Sikham Al-Khalout, a Palestinian mother-of-seven, who has watched her family’s standard of living tumble in recent months, to the point where they are struggling to survive.
For this latest edition of our UN News podcast, ‘The Lid is On’, we’ll hear from inside Gaza and talk to the new Director for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip.
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Photo: Matthias Schmale, Director of UNRWA Operations accompanied by Deputy Chief, Area Office, Middle area Mr. Sami Salhi and briefed by Head of Job Creation Programme (JCP) Mr. Maher Safi on the JCP’s agriculture project in the Middle area, Gaza Strip. Photo credit: © UNRWA Gaza /Tamer Hamam
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