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New Zealand Government Funding to the UNRWA w/ National Chair of Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa, John Minto: 11th June, 2024.

New Zealand Government Funding to the UNRWA w/ National Chair of Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa, John Minto: 11th June, 2024.

New Zealand Government Funding to the UNRWA w/ National Chair of Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa, John Minto: 11th June, 2024. , 7.36 MB
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Last week, Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced that New Zealand would reinstate its annual payment of $1 million to the United Nations Reliefs and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees. 

This comes after the government stopped funding to the agency in January over accusations by Israel that the agency’s staff were involved in Hamas' attacks, of which reports later found Israel failed to provide evidence for.

The UNRWA is the United Nation's largest agency operating in Gaza and is the main humanitarian provider for Palestinians under Israeli bombardment.

Producer Sofia Roger Williams spoke to National Chair of Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa, John Minto, about the New Zealand government’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza with regards to this reinstated funding. 

She started their interview asking him about the role of the UNRWA.