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U.N. suspends aid to help rebuild Gaza, citing lack of funding
U.N. suspends aid to help rebuild Gaza, citing lack of funding

A United Nations agency said Tuesday that conditions in the Gaza Strip are growing more desperate following its decision to suspend aid to repair homes damaged in last summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas. The U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees said a lack of funding forced it to suspend the program designed to provide cash assistance to thousands of Palestinians trying to repair homes damaged or destroyed during Israeli bombardments. The agency said in statement that though $720 million was needed to help Palestinians repair more than 96,000 homes, it has received only $135 million and has exhausted all funding available on repairs and rental subsidies. ...

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