UNRWA Commissioner-General and Representative of Japan to Palestine sign US$ 2.85 million emergency assistance for Palestine refugees. (2022 UNRWA Photo by Lucrezia Vittori)
The Government of Japan contributed US$ 2.85 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to enable the provision of critical winterization services to Palestine refugees in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.
“I am very happy to announce that the Government of Japan is contributing US$ 2.85 million to UNRWA to support Palestine refugee families in the current winter conditions. This contribution represents our determined commitment and solidarity to Palestine refugees at a time when the region continues to experience serious humanitarian crises,” Ambassador Masayuki Magoshi, Representative of Japan to Palestine, said.
UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said: “On behalf of UNRWA, I would like to thank the Government of Japan for its generous support. This timely contribution will help vulnerable Palestine refugees survive some of the most difficult winter weather conditions that the Middle East has seen in decades.”
The Government of Japan is a dedicated donor to UNRWA, having supported the Agency since 1953. In 2021, the Government of Japan was the 5th largest contributor to UNRWA.