The Japanese government signed today, Monday, a donation agreement worth 450 million Japanese yen (about 4.3 million dollars) with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
This important donation, according to a statement issued by the Agency, will enable UNRWA to continue providing food aid to a total of 99,000 Palestine refugees in Gaza, with the aim of reducing the impact of poverty and food insecurity for those in desperate need, especially in light of the “Covid-” pandemic. 19 “ongoing.
Ambassador Magoshi Masayuki said: “It is with great pleasure that I share with you the statement that the Japanese government has decided to donate approximately $ 4.3 million to UNRWA at this critical time. This donation represents our strong commitment and solidarity with Palestine refugees at a time when the region suffers from a humanitarian crisis. Serious. “
In turn, the Chargé d’Affairs of External Relations and Communications and Director of Communications at UNRWA, Sami Masha`, thanked the agency for this donation, saying: “On behalf of UNRWA, I would like to thank the Japanese government for its generous donation in support of Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip. The Japanese government has always been an example of its support to the Agency. We highly appreciate this extremely generous support during an exceptionally difficult period of its existence in order to assist the community at risk. “
The Japanese government is a steadfast donor to UNRWA, and has supported the agency since 1953. In 2019, the Japanese government was the agency’s eighth largest donor, and played a critical role at a time when UNRWA was facing an existential crisis. Thanks to the constant support of donors such as the Japanese government, UNRWA is able to provide vital services to Palestine refugees in the Middle East in the face of its persistent challenges.
(Source / 20.10.2020)