Krahenbuhl says internal reorganization as well as more donor money is needed to keep its operations running next year. (The Daily Star/Samya Kullab)
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That was the message Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl conveyed Wednesday to concerned Palestinians employed by the agency and shaken by the prospect of losing their jobs.Krahenbuhl's visit to Lebanon comes as the agency battles a crippling $100 million deficit that has compelled it to cut back on operations and threatened its valued core education program for Palestinians. Though the sum of $78 million was accumulated to keep education and food assistance programs going, the future for UNRWA is still uncertain, and Krahenbuhl says internal reorganization and more donor money are needed to keep its operations running next year.While the agency was still imploring donors to amass funds to continue on with the school year, Krahenbuhl said he was faced with a choice.
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