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Japan Contributes US$ 5 Million in Emergency Assistance for Palestine Refugees in Response to Rising Global Food Prices

East Jerusalem 20 July 2022

The Government of Japan will contribute US$ 5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for critical food assistance to Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip at a time of global food insecurity.

“I am very happy to announce that the Government of Japan is contributing US$ 5 million to UNRWA to support Palestine refugee families in midst of growing concerns over the global food price surge which is impacting the most vulnerable population of the Gaza Strip. This contribution represents our determined commitment and solidarity to Palestine refugees at a time when the world is faced with multiple serious humanitarian crises,” H.E. Ambassador Mr. Masayuki Magoshi, Representative of Japan to Palestine, said.

UNRWA Director of Partnerships Mr. Karim Amer said: “This timely and generous contribution from the Government of Japan is a very welcome a message of support to Palestine refugee households in Gaza. On behalf of UNRWA, I would like to thank the Government of Japan, one of our reliable and consistent partners. This is a partnership that the Agency is proud of and hopes to maintain and grow.”

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 the Agency. It is thanks to the enduring support of donors like the Government of Japan that the Agency is able to provide vital services to Palestine refugees across the Middle East in the face of its continuing challenges.


Tamara Alrifai UNRWA Spokesperson Mobile: +962 (0)79 090 0140 Email: T.ALRIFAI@UNRWA.ORG