AOC calls cutting UNRWA funding ‘unacceptable’ and says it should be restored

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) ripped the Biden administration for pausing U.S. funding to the controversial United Nations Relief and Works Agency, or the UNRWA, following allegations that employees of the agency were involved in Hamas’s attack on Israel.

“Cutting off support to @UNRWA — the primary source of humanitarian aid to 2 million+ Gazans — is unacceptable. Among an organization of 13,000 UN aid workers, risking the starvation of millions over grave allegations of 12 is indefensible,” AOC wrote Monday on X.

She added, “The US should restore aid immediately.”

Ocasio-Cortez supported the need for humanitarian aid in the region in a Sunday interview on NBC’s Meet the Press.

The Biden administration had announced on Friday the halt of funds when it came to light that 12 of UNRWA’s employees had participated in the Oct. 7
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