Palestinian students attend the first day at a UNRWA school in Ain al-Hilweh, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Schools run by the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees in Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp welcomed thousands of students on the first day school Monday, as children deplored the United States for cancelling its funds to the agency.The new academic year kicked off days after the U.S. announced its decision to pull all of its funding for UNRWA, which provides education and social services to some 5 million people across the region.The U.S. in recent years has supplied nearly 30 percent of UNRWA's budget, but early this year, it suspended roughly $300 million in planned assistance, pending a review.
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