Japan to resume UN funding for Palestinians

Last Updated on March 30, 2024 4:35 am

Japan is preparing to resume funding to the United Nations Relief and Refugee Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees.

The country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave this information in a statement after the meeting of Japanese Minister Yoko Kamikawa with UNRWA chief Philip Lazzarini in Tokyo on Thursday. Al Jazeera news.

In a statement, the foreign ministry said, ‘Japan and UNRWA have confirmed that they will move forward with final coordination on the necessary efforts to resume Japan’s contribution to the UN aid agency for the Palestinians.’

Japanese media reports said the funding, which was suspended last January, will be restarted. Funding is expected to begin in the first half of April.

This month, Australia, Canada, Sweden and other countries are resuming their aid for the Palestinians at the United Nations.

Earlier, Israel complained that some UNRWA workers were involved in the operation of Hamas in Israel on October 7. After this complaint by Israel, many European countries including Britain, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, USA, Australia, Canada announced the suspension of their aid to UNRWA.

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