German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas .Image from Zimbio

Germany has pledged to significantly increase its funding for the U.N. Agency that supports Palestinian refugees after the United States cut its aid.

Speaking in a European Union foreign ministers informal meeting in Vienna, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the funding crisis for the United Nations relief and works agency was fueling uncertainty.

He said the loss of this organization could unleash an uncontrollable chain reaction.He said we are currently preparing to provide an additional amount of significant funds.

Maas said it was clear that the added German funds will not cover a 217 million us dollar deficit left by the U.S. Withdrawal, and urged the European Union and other states to work toward a sustainable finance basis for the organization.