Emergency Humanitarian Grant Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

July 3, 2007

  1. The Government of Japan decided on July 3 (Tue) to extend emergency grant aid of about 7 hundred thousand dollars (about 81.2 million Japanese yen) through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for humanitarian assistance for refugees affected by the armed standoff at a Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon.
  2. The armed standoff between the Lebanese army and the radical group “Fatha Al-Islam” started at Nahr El-Bared Palestinian Refugee Camp in north Lebanon on May 20, and more than 30,000 refugees living in this camp have fled to other refugee camps and live in dire conditions with poor sanitation, food and water scarcity and housing shortage.  This emergency humanitarian aid is aimed at improving the living conditions of those Palestinian refugees.
  3. This aid will be spent on providing accommodation such as temporary shelters and essential goods such as hygienic kits, which are urgently needed by the refugees.