April 8, 2021
Washington, D.C. – The State Department announced that it will restore at least $235 million in aid to Palestinians. One hundred and fifty million dollars will be in humanitarian aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), an agency created to help displaces Palestinians. In 2018, Trump ended aid to UNRWA.
“We are very pleased with the restoration of aid to Palestinians. Trump’s decision to cut it off was reprehensible, and has exacerbated the hardship of countless Palestinian refugees around the world. We celebrate its reinstatement. This was one of the top asks of Emgage Action of then-candidate Biden, and we are heartened to see this campaign promise fulfilled. ” – Wa’el Alzayat, CEO of Emgage Action
Emgage Action is a Muslim civic advocacy organization, with national headquarters in Washington, D.C., and state chapters in Michigan, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York.