Canada to resume funding agency for Palestinian refugees

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations says Canada will resume contributing funds to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which is responsible for aiding and protecting Palestinian refugees, in a statement released Wednesday.

Canada discontinued the funding in 2010 during the administration of Conservative leader Stephen Harper amid criticism that the agency funded schools that had become hotbeds of anti-Israeli extremism. The statement announced that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is pleased that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government decided to restart the funding.



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