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Works Agency: Palestinian Refugees and Peace Process

works agency: Mladenov also cited Gaza's 47 per cent unemployment rate, rising to 60 per cent for young people, he said, according to CTV. Llorentty Soliz said he highlighted that the situation in Gaza has been worsened by the U.S. suspension of millions of dollars in funding for the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees. Bolivian Ambassador Sacha Llorentty Soliz said Nikolay Mladenov, the special co-ordinator for the Middle East peace process, told the council that drinking water is short, hospitals have been closed and doctors stopped doing surgeries. The U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, known as UNRWA, was notified Jan. 16 that the U.S. was withholding 65 million of a planned 125 million installment. Llorentty Soliz said he told the council the primary responsibility for the catastrophic situation in Gaza rests with Israel. The U.S. demanded a fundamental re-examination of the agency in addition to changes to its programs, which have been heavily criticized by Israel. ( As reported in the news.