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Good morning, this is Michelle. Since Israel revealed serious allegations against UNRWA staffers, the UN Palestinian aid agency has been hanging by a thread after its main donors pulled support.

While some have started to reconsider, anti-UNRWA sentiment has escalated in US politics and could even affect other organisations also heavily reliant on funding from the United States.

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Pierre Krähenbühl, UNRWA commissioner general (2014-2019) briefs the press on the agency’s challenges and prospects for 2019 at Palais des Nations, 29 January 2019. (UN/Violaine Martin)

US senators blast ICRC over links with UN Palestinian aid agency. The Geneva-based organisation has come under fire from lawmakers in the United States over the appointment of its director general Pierre Krähenbühl, who used to head the UN agency for Palestinians.

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🇮🇷 Human Rights Council must renew UN probe body on Iran. The United Nations fact-finding mission on Iran, whose report on the regime’s widespread human rights violations during its brutal crackdown on the 2022 protests will be discussed by the council on Friday afternoon, must imperatively be extended, writes the NGO Iran Justice, which is organising a rally in front of the UN on Monday at 1 pm.

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