Home of Lisa's Top Ten, the daily email that brings you the world.
The first task of the day

Sign Up for Lisa's Top Ten


Canada to Resume UNRWA Funding After Allegations of Hamas Support


The Canadian government is planning to resume funding for the embattled UNRWA, according to a Tuesday report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The state-supported news agency cited an unnamed federal official who said that Ottawa intends to appropriate a C$25 million disbursement to the organization in April and provide further financial assistance in the immediate future.

International Development Minister, Ahmed Hussen, is expected to announce the decision next week.

Canada suspended payments to the U.N. refugee agency on Jan. 26, when an Israeli intelligence investigation alleged that some of its employees took part in the October massacre in southern Israel. The decision was joined by 16 other donor-nations, resulting in a financial deficit of $450 million.

On Friday, the European Union announced that it would send €50 million to the institution with the agreement that they would allow an audit to be conducted regarding their hiring practices.

Jerusalem has long accused UNRWA of assisting terrorist groups and promoting antisemitic and jihadist propaganda. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly called for the dissolution of the 75-year-old organization, and its replacement with a more suitable aid provider.

Related Story: 10% of UNRWA Staffers in Gaza Linked to Terror, Israel Intel Says as U.N. Chief Urges Funding Reversal

Related Posts