The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) ended this week the services of more than 100 staff employees in Jordan. Moreover, it suspended the appointments as part of the first procedures for controlling expenditures and services for Palestinian refugees. This comes as a result of the financial predicament caused by the American administrations abstention to transfer its supports to the agency so far. Meanwhile, the agencys agents are escalating their anti-American moves and reducing services, starting with a strike on January 21 in front of the US Embassy in Amman.
For its part, the UNRWA workers union expressed its rejection of the measures to reduce the services taken by the agencys administration currently, which adversely affect the Palestinian refugees, who are living in difficult and fragile living conditions. It also affects the status of the agency and its role in preserving the identity of the Palestinian refugee and his right to return to his homeland, according to a statement issued by the union.
In Jordan, 350,000 refugees are living in 13 camps across the country, out of a total of 2 million registered with UNRWA.