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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.
Japan on Wednesday granted $7.7 million to the UNRWA regional food aid programme.
The government of Japan on Tuesday extended $6.8 million to UNRWA’s social safety net programme for 2010 and 2011.
Japanese Ambassador Junichi Kosuge and UNRWA Commissioner General Filippo Grandi on Wednesday exchanged communications on Japan’s humanitarian assistance of $10 million through UNRWA for Palestine refugees at the Wadi Seer Training Centre in Amman, the embassy said in a statement.
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