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António Guterres accepts independent review of UNRWA

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has accepted the recommendations contained in an Independent Review Group’s report into the operations of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the region.

The review, chaired by former French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna working with three European research institutes, was established to assess whether UNRWA was doing everything within its power to ensure neutrality and to make recommendations to improve and strengthen work in this area, if necessary.

The review commenced soon after Israel leveled untested allegations against several UNRWA staff accusing them of colluding in the October 7th Hamas attack but these claims did not form part of this panel’s review.

The review found that Israel had never expressed formal concern about anyone on UNRWA’s staff lists that it received annually and while not mandated to verify the allegations of terror links by UNRWA staff, the report states that Israel has yet to provide supporting evidence to its accusations that led to key donors suspending funding of around 450 million dollars.

Source: eNCA

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