UN halts Gaza house repairs saying donors failed to pay up

 The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Tuesday that it cannot afford to repair Gaza homes damaged in last year`s war with Israel because donors have failed to pay.

Gaza City: The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Tuesday that it cannot afford to repair Gaza homes damaged in last year`s war with Israel because donors have failed to pay.

"The agency has exhausted all funding to support repairs and rental subsidies," the United Nations Relief and Works Agency said in a statement. 

"$5.4 billion was pledged at the Cairo (aid) conference last October and virtually none of it has reached Gaza. This is distressing and unacceptable."

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