Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over Israeli criticism of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees.

While expressing his support for UNRWA which is delivering essential services and protecting the rights of millions of Palestine refugees across the Middle East, the UN Secretary General called on the international community to continue assistance to the agency.

Deputy Spokesman to the UN Chief Farhan Haq in daily briefing at UN Headquarters in New York  pointed out that UNRWA was mandated by the General Assembly which acknowledged the agency's unique contribution to peace and security in the region.

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