The Commissioner-General presented the Foreign Minister with drawings from children in the Gaza Strip in support and solidarity with the people of Japan following the tragic earthquake and tsunami of March this year.
Filippo Grandi, the Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, is to visit Japan from 25 August to 31 August. On the trip, Mr Grandi will hold meetings with senior Foreign Ministry officials
More than 100 children from UNRWA schools participated in an art workshop on 26 June at Amman New Camp Preparatory Girls’ School, to express their support for the people of Japan in the wake of the devastating tsunamis.
The Japanese Ambassador to Lebanon, H.E. Koichi Kawakami, and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Salvatore Lombardo, signed today an exchange of notes formalizing a ¥201 million (US$ 2.4 million) donation to the reconstruction of Nahr el-Bared Palestine refugee camp...
“They are giving me the chance and I’ll pass this year with high marks, I am sure,” says 16-year-old Mahmoud Buhaisi, from the eighth grade at Gaza’s Deir El Balah boys’ school. “We are all good. The teacher is good too."
Japan has donated US$10 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The money will support UNRWA’s provision of education, health and social services to refugees in the occupied Palestinian territory.
The Embassy of Japan and UNRWA launched on Wednesday 4 August a new maternal and child health handbook which will be distributed free-of-charge to Palestine refugees across Lebanon who are pregnant or have young children.