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UN to Reopen Distribution Centers in Gaza

The United Nations said it will reopen aid distribution centers in Gaza on Tuesday, after a four-day closure in response to the storming of its offices by protesters, AFP reported.

The United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, stopped food deliveries after dozens of Gazans forced their way into its Gaza field office last Thursday. They were demanding the reinstatement of a monthly cash allowance to poor families that was halted from April 1 due to budget cuts.

UNRWA "decided to reopen all of its 20 aid distribution centers in the Gaza Strip after receiving guarantees from local security actors that staff would be safe and allowed to do their job," spokesman Adnan Abu Hasna said, according to AFP.

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