UNRWA: Staff

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 7 February 2024.

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Photo of Beth Winter Beth Winter Labour, Cynon Valley

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, with reference to the Oral Statement of the Minister of State of 29 January 2024, on Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Official Report, columns 620-622, what his planned timetable is for the completion of his Department's review of the Office of Internal Oversight Services' investigation into the employees of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Photo of Leo Docherty Leo Docherty Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

As we have said, we are pausing any future funding of UNRWA whilst we review the concerning allegations. Any future funding decisions will be taken after this point. We remain committed to getting humanitarian aid to the people in Gaza who desperately need it, including through other UN agencies.

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