UN agency, worried about safety, pulls some international staff out of Gaza

A Palestinian boy walks past the closed gate of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) during a strike of all UNRWA institutions in Rafah on September 24, 2018. (File photo: AFP)

The United Nations agency that supports Palestinian refugees withdrew some of its international staff from the Gaza Strip on Monday, saying it was concerned for their safety, a statement from the organization said.

Anger has mounted in Gaza over the past few weeks among Palestinian employees of UNRWA (The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees). Facing a financial crisis, the organization has had to cut jobs in Gaza, sparking numerous strikes and protests.