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UK steps up contribution to Palestinian refugees after US cuts aid | The Independent

The contribution does not completely make up for the US cut, however

The UK has said it will contribute more money to aid Palestinian refugees after Donald Trump‘s administration announced it would cut funding.

The US announced late last week it was cutting off its contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the primary group responsible for providing education and health care to the refugees.

Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt announced the Department for International Development (DFID) will contribute an additional $9m (£7m) to keep schools open for half a million children and provide medical care for nearly four million refugees in the West BankGaza StripLebanon, and Jordan.

The money, Mr Burt noted in a statement, is being allocated from other DFID funds and brings to the UK contribution to the UNRWA to $59m (£45.5m).

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