New Zealand Suspends Funding For UNRWA Citing Allegations of Serious Ethical Abuses……..


End the entire agency and fold these people into the refugee agency that services the rest of the world…



An investigation in July found that the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, Pierre Krahenbuhl was accused of centralizing management, exploiting his power and neglecting his role.

 AUGUST 26, 2019 09:29
New Zealand has suspended funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine [UNRWA], NGO Israel Institute for New Zealand [IINZ] reported, following a report that found “credible and corroborated” allegations of serious ethical abuses.
An investigation in July found that the Commissioner-General of UNRWA Pierre Krahenbuhl was accused of centralizing management, exploiting his power to promote associates and neglecting his role in favor of extensive travel around the world.

The investigation resulted in Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland also suspending funding for the refugee agency.


New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Winston Peter initially said, “We are aware of recent media reports of allegations of ethical issues and mismanagement within UNRWA. We expect UNRWA to cooperate fully with any investigation and to report back on the investigation’s findings and recommendations,” the IINZ reported.


After a report by the IINZ was submitted to the Foreign Ministry detailing that the New Zealand government was uninformed on “substantial failings within UNRWA, did not record meetings where concerns about UNRWA were raised, and took the word of UNRWA officials without any apparent attempts at independent corroboration,” the Foreign Ministry resonded to the IINZ in an e-mail.

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