Russia, Kuwait and nine European nations have vowed to speed up their contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency UNRWA) in the wake of a funding cut by the United States.
However, no specific figures were announced.
The United States has already transferred the first tranche of its annual contribution, minus $65 million from the $125 million originally allocated for this year’s first payment.
U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a briefing earlier this month that the cut may not be permanent and for the time being was a “suspension” pending needed reforms at the agency.
In the past the United States has contributed one-third of the agency’s total budget.