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UNRWA says its schools for Palestinian refugees to open on time despite US funding cut

Reuters , Thursday 16 Aug 2018
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Palestinians pass by the gate of an UNRWA-run school in Nablus in the occupied West Bank August 13, 2018 (Photo: Reuters)
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The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees said on Thursday it would open its schools in the Middle East as scheduled this month despite a deficit caused by a US funding cut.

In a statement, UNRWA said half a million students will return to the 711 schools on time "because it is crucial to protect the fundamental right to education for Palestinian refugee girls and boys".

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