Funding on hold until release of UN report on the agency over allegations of misconduct and corruption
New Zealand government says it has suspended the funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. The statement released says, suspension remains until the October report by the Office of Internal Oversight Services on the allegations against the agency involving misconduct, corruption and links to terror groups is released. The announcement of the suspension was released following a damning report alleging corruption at the organization’s highest level. It would be recalled that from January to June, New Zealand government provided not less than $1.6 million to the agency. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency is responsible for the aiding of the Palestinians.