UNRWA: Finance

Department for International Development written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what (a) representations her Department has made to and (b) what recent discussions his Department has held with the (i) EU and (ii) World Bank on funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in light of the decision of the US to withdraw its funding to that Agency.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK has made official level representations to the EU and World Bank on the position of UNRWA in recent months, and will continue to work with UNRWA and our international partners to ensure essential services are maintained despite the US withdrawal of funding.

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