Image: A man waits to receive aid at a UN food distribution center in the Al-Shati refugee camp on Jan. 15, 2018.

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In Gaza, Palestinians face uncertainty as Trump declares financial freeze

The president cut the U.S. aid package to the UNRWA for Palestinian Refugees by more than half, leaving millions of Palestinians vulnerable.

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Image: A Palestinian woman rides in a car after collecting aid provided by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNWRA, in Gaza City on Jan. 17, 2018.

A Palestinian woman rides in a car after collecting aid provided by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNWRA, in Gaza City on Jan. 17, 2018. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees faces its worst funding crisis ever after the United States froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions.

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Image: Children play at their family's house in the Al-Shati refugee camp on Jan. 15.

Children play at their family's house in the Al-Shati refugee camp on Jan. 15.

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Image: Children warm themselves in the streets of al Shateaa refugee camp on, Jan. 17.

Children warm themselves in the streets of the al Shateaa refugee camp on Jan. 17.

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Image: Palestinians take part in a protest against aid cuts outside of United Nations' offices in Gaza City on Jan. 17.

Palestinians take part in a protest against aid cuts outside of United Nations' offices in Gaza City on Jan. 17.

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Image: Palestinian women bake bread at their house in the Rafah refugee camp on Jan. 17.

Palestinian women bake bread at their house in the Rafah refugee camp on Jan. 17.

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Image: A young girl looks through a plastic sheet as raindrops gather on its surface outside her family's house in the Al-Shati camp on Jan. 17.

A young girl looks through a plastic sheet as raindrops gather on its surface outside her family's house in the Al-Shati camp on Jan. 17.

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Image: A Palestinian woman is reflected in a mirror as she sits in her house in the Al-Shati camp on Jan. 17.

A Palestinian woman is reflected in a mirror as she sits in her house in the Al-Shati camp on Jan. 17.

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Image: Palestinian refugees wait to receive aid at a distribution center in the Al-Shati camp on Jan. 15.

Palestinian refugees wait to receive aid at a distribution center in the Al-Shati camp on Jan. 15.

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Image: A Palestinian man loads a horse-pulled cart with food donations outside of the UN food distribution on Jan. 15.

A Palestinian man loads a horse-pulled cart with food donations outside of the UN food distribution center on Jan. 15.

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Image: Palestinian patients receive medication at an UNRWA-run clinic in al-Nusirat camp on Jan. 17.

Palestinian patients receive medication at an UNRWA-run clinic in al-Nusirat camp on Jan. 17.

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Image: al Shateaa refugee camp in Gaza

A man and his daughter warm themselves in the al-Shateaa camp on Jan. 17.

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Image: Children play near the beach next al Shateaa refugee camp on Jan. 17. 2018.

Children play near the beach next to al-Shateaa refugee camp on Jan. 17.

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Image: A woman waits to receive aid at the UN Food distribution center at the al-Shati refugee camp, northern Gaza city, on Jan. 15.

A woman waits to receive aid at the UN Food distribution center at the al-Shati refugee camp, northern Gaza city, on Jan. 15.

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Image: A boy plays with a ball outside his family's house on Jan. 17.

A boy plays with a ball outside his family's house on Jan. 17.

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Image: Women sit in a waiting room at an UNRWA-run clinic in the al-Nusirat refugee camp on Jan. 17.

Women sit in a waiting room at an UNRWA-run clinic in the al-Nusirat refugee camp on Jan. 17.

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Image: A man chops wood in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern end of the Gaza Strip on Jan.17.

A man chops wood in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern end of the Gaza Strip on Jan. 17.

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Image: A boy carries a cooking pot during a protest against the aid cut, outside of the United Nations' offices in Gaza City on Jan. 17.

A boy carries a cooking pot during a protest against the aid cut, outside of the United Nations' offices in Gaza City on Jan. 17.

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Image: Palestinian women protest outside of the United Nations' offices in the al-Nusirat camp in the Gaza strip on Jan. 17, after the White House froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions.

Palestinian women protest outside of the United Nations' offices in the al-Nusirat camp in the Gaza strip on Jan. 17, after the White House froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions.

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Image: A Palestinian man loads a horse-pulled cart with food donations inside a center of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees in the al-Nusirat refugee camp on Jan. 17.

A Palestinian man loads a horse-pulled cart with food donations inside a center of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees in the al-Nusirat refugee camp on Jan. 17.

The agency provides Palestinian refugees and their descendants across the Middle East with services including schools and medical care, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long accused it of hostility toward Israel and called for its closure.

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Image: A man waits to receive aid at a UN food distribution center in the Al-Shati refugee camp on Jan. 15, 2018.

A man waits to receive aid at a UN food distribution center in the Al-Shati refugee camp on Jan. 15.

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