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US Withholds Half of Aid to Palestinians

The US is withholding more than half of $125m aid to the Palestinians

The US is withholding more than half of a $125m (£90m) instalment destined for the UN relief agency for the Palestinians, American officials say. It will provide $60m in aid to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) but will hold back a further $65m.

The U.N. says some 100,000 people in the Central African Republic's north western town of Paoua urgently need humanitarian aid following recent clashes between armed groups.

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Wed 17 Jan 2018 06:06GMT

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  • Wed 17 Jan 2018 06:06GMT