Trump cuts jeopardise lives of millions of Palestinian refugees, UN warns

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Head of UN agency for Palestinian refugees fears new generation could be radicalised as food aid to Gaza and Syria approaches critical low

The head of the main United Nations agency supporting Palestinian refugees has warned that the organisation is facing the most severe funding crisis in its history, threatening its support to an estimated 5.3 million people, including more than 400,000 inside Syria.

Pierre Krähenbühl, commissioner general of the UN Relief and Works Agency, added that cuts in support to the already impoverished and demoralised population his organisation supports – many of them victims of recent conflict – risked radicalising a new generation of young Palestinians.

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