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Japan Announces New Contribution to UNRWA

Published : 11-04-2019

Japan Announces New Contribution to UNRWA

The Japanese Embassy and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held a ceremony in Beirut to announce a US$ 6.08 million contribution from the Government of Japan to the 2019 UNRWA Emergency Appeal and Program Budget in Lebanon.

The ceremony also recognized the US$ 3 million contribution by Japan in response to emergency needs and shelter rehabilitation in the al-Tireh in Ein El Hilweh camp following clashes in 2017.

The new agreement for the contribution of Japan to 2019 Emergency Appeal and Program Budget was announced by the Ambassador of Japan to Lebanon, Matahiro Yamaguchi and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone in the presence of the Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon Ashraf Dabbour.

The contribution enables UNRWA to address environmental health and hospitalization needs for refugees in 2019. Through the 2019 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal, urgent water and sanitation needs, as well as solid waste management will continue to be supported, in addition to secondary and tertiary hospitalization care for approximately 6,165 Palestine refugees, from both Lebanon and Syria. In addition, this funding will cover the cost of medication for those eligible.

Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status in Lebanon. The absence of specific legislation addressing the unique situation of the Palestinians of Syria has made them vulnerable to marginalization within the Lebanese polity. The crackdowns perpetrated against Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon, along with the poor health services, the lack of humanitarian assistance by such relief organs as UNRWA, costly visa-renewal fees, and lack of access to the local labor market have all made life unbearable for PRS.

UNRWA is confronted with an increased demand for services resulting from a growth in the number of registered Palestine refugees, the extent of their vulnerability and their deepening poverty. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions and financial support has been outpaced by the growth in needs. As a result, the UNRWA program budget, which supports the delivery of core essential services, operates with a large shortfall.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8544

The Japanese Embassy and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held a ceremony in Beirut to announce a US$ 6.08 million contribution from the Government of Japan to the 2019 UNRWA Emergency Appeal and Program Budget in Lebanon.

The ceremony also recognized the US$ 3 million contribution by Japan in response to emergency needs and shelter rehabilitation in the al-Tireh in Ein El Hilweh camp following clashes in 2017.

The new agreement for the contribution of Japan to 2019 Emergency Appeal and Program Budget was announced by the Ambassador of Japan to Lebanon, Matahiro Yamaguchi and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone in the presence of the Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon Ashraf Dabbour.

The contribution enables UNRWA to address environmental health and hospitalization needs for refugees in 2019. Through the 2019 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal, urgent water and sanitation needs, as well as solid waste management will continue to be supported, in addition to secondary and tertiary hospitalization care for approximately 6,165 Palestine refugees, from both Lebanon and Syria. In addition, this funding will cover the cost of medication for those eligible.

Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status in Lebanon. The absence of specific legislation addressing the unique situation of the Palestinians of Syria has made them vulnerable to marginalization within the Lebanese polity. The crackdowns perpetrated against Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon, along with the poor health services, the lack of humanitarian assistance by such relief organs as UNRWA, costly visa-renewal fees, and lack of access to the local labor market have all made life unbearable for PRS.

UNRWA is confronted with an increased demand for services resulting from a growth in the number of registered Palestine refugees, the extent of their vulnerability and their deepening poverty. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions and financial support has been outpaced by the growth in needs. As a result, the UNRWA program budget, which supports the delivery of core essential services, operates with a large shortfall.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8544