The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) announced today the commencement of a US$ 2 million project to rehabilitate the water supply and sewage system in Sector 3 of Ein El Hilweh camp in southern Lebanon.
12 March 2013
The Government of Japan has announced a new contribution of US$15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). This latest donation will contribute to the delivery of humanitarian aid for Palestine refugees
Speaking at a conference in Japan, Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi has urged East Asian countries to support UNRWA, and raised concerns about the situation of the Palestine refugees served by the Agency.
I would like to join other speakers in thanking the Government of Japan and the State of Palestine for organizing this important conference. Japan has long been a partner to the Palestinians and to UNRWA
The Government of Japan has contributed an additional USD 2 million to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) emergency work in the Gaza Strip. This donation comes in response to the Agency’s call for support for Palestine refugees recovering from the recent violence.
One thousand children attending UNRWA schools in Gaza have flown kites in a symbolic show of support or “kizuna” the Japanese word for solidarity, with the children of Japan and victims of the earthquake and tsunami a year ago.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, has opened two health centres in Jabalia and Nuseirat in the Gaza Strip. Both centres were funded by the government of Japan at a cost of nearly US$ 2 million and together they serve a refugee population of over 175,000 people.