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Japan extends a US $7.7 million food aid grant to UNRWA

Dec 12,2012 - Last updated at Dec 12,2012

AMMAN — The Japanese government has decided to extend a $7.7 million food aid grant to UNRWA, which will be used for the purchase of wheat flour, pulses and sunflower oil.

Notes to this effect were exchanged on Wednesday between Japanese Ambassador Junichi Kosuge and UNRWA Commissioner General Filippo Grandi, according to statement from the Japanese embassy.

Japan has so far contributed over $600 million to UNRWA and will continue to support the agency’s activities in partnership with donor countries as well as host governments, the statement said. 

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