Belgium Steps in After Trump Admin Suspends Aid, Pledges $23m to UN Palestinian Refugee Agency

The country's full three-year budget will be 'immediately dispersed.' For many Palestinians, 'UNRWA is the last life buoy,' says Belgian Deputy Prime Minister

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Belgium has stepped in to help out the UN Agency assisting Palestinian refugees with an immediate disbursement of $23 million Wednesday a day after the Trump administration suspended $65 million in aid for the international organization.

Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said Wednesday that "for a lot of Palestinian refugees, the UNRWA is the last life buoy." Among the group's projects are helping half a million children get an education and fending off attempts to radicalize them.