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Gaza aid disruptions prompt U.N. vows to punish staff 'acts of terror'

Nine staff were immediately identified and terminated. Two were still being identified; one was confirmed dead.

A view inside UNRWA
A view inside UNRWA (AN/Kai Hendry)

As Western nations suspended funding for the main United Nations' relief agency in Gaza over Israeli claims, the U.N. chief promised to hold his staff accountable but urgently appealed for the aid to keep flowing.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said the world body was "taking swift action following the extremely serious allegations" against 12 staff for UNRWA, the main relief agency for Palestinian refugees, and had launched an internal investigation into the allegations.

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