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  11/19/2013, Kislev 16, 5774

UNRWA Can't Pay Wages in Financial Crisis

On Tuesday the UN announced it will not pay wages next month to thousands of workers in the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) due to a growing financial crisis. The cancellation of wages comes as UNRWA is in a $36 million deficit according to AFP. UNRWA was founded in 1950 to aid "Palestinian refugees" that left Israel during the 1948 War of Independence.