UNRWA: Reconstruction of Damaged Houses in Gaza Beyond Agency's Control

UNRWA: Reconstruction of Damaged Houses in Gaza Beyond Agency's Control

UNRWA Director of Operations in Gaza Robert Turner expressed his solidarity with the Palestinian refugees in the besieged Gaza Strip in light of the tragic living condition they are forced to experience.

This came during his meeting with representatives of Refugees Popular Committees and NGOs in addition to other key figures in the camps of Central Gaza on Monday in the UNRWA headquarters in Nusairat camp, PIC reported Tuesday.

Turner disclosed that the rebuilding of the damaged houses in the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip in full is beyond the control of UNRWA. He underlined that the agency has suspended cash assistance for tens of thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip due to a lack of funds.

He pointed out that the UNRWA continues asking the donors to abide by their pledges for Gaza reconstruction which they undertook in the latest Cairo conference.

Turner pointed to the youth and graduates issues, saying they live under very harsh conditions because of the Israeli siege which must be lifted.

"We must not make the people of Gaza hostages because of the current political situation which Israel is exploiting very well," he added.

Turner promised to work on increasing distribution of aid to include new poor families and to find them jobs.

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