Japan and UNRWA sign two donation agreements worth $ 40 million

The Japanese government and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, "UNRWA", signed today, Thursday, two donation agreements worth 40 million dollars.

UNRWA stated in a statement that out of the total amount of this donation, an amount of 30.2 million dollars will be allocated to enable it to continue providing important and basic services to Palestine refugees in all five fields of operations, while another approximately 9.5 million dollars will be used for the expansion of school complexes. In Gaza, thus allowing more children access to quality education.

Japan’s representative to the State of Palestine, Magoshi Masayuki, said, “This donation represents our firm commitment and solidarity towards Palestine refugees at a time when the region continues to experience serious humanitarian crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In turn, UNRWA Acting Partnership Director Mark Lassawi said, “On behalf of UNRWA, I would like to thank the Japanese government for its generous donation in favor of Palestine refugees.

We deeply appreciate the strategic and steady cooperation that UNRWA and the Japanese government have developed over the years to support this vulnerable community. "

According to the UNRWA statement, "The Japanese government is a loyal donor to UNRWA, by donating to the Agency since 1953. In 2020, the Japanese government was the fifth largest total contributor to the Agency, and it played a decisive role at a time when UNRWA faced an existential crisis. The agency was able, thanks to the continued support of donors." Like the Japanese government, to provide vital services to Palestine refugees throughout the Middle East in the face of continuing challenges. "


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