DEAD SEA, Jordan 

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, is facing the worst financial crisis in its history, the agency’s officer-in-charge said Monday.

Speaking at a press conference in the Dead Sea, Jordan, Christian Saunders said the UN agency has a budget deficit of $332 million.

“We need $176 million now to provide our minimum services,” he said.

“We need $80 million monthly to continue to provide our services,” Saunders said. “Next month, we will need additional $40 million to provide food and medicines,” he said.

Saunders said UNRWA has asked donors to fulfill their financial obligations to help

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