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Emergency Grant Aid in response to the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip

February 27, 2024

On February 27, in light of the dire humanitarian situation that cannot be overlooked amid the prolonged fighting in the Gaza Strip in Palestine, the Government of Japan decided to extend an additional Emergency Grant Aid amounting to USD 32 million.

  1. Japan will implement humanitarian assistance in areas such as food and health, by providing aid through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other international organizations.
  2. The Government of Japan will continue to make persistent and proactive diplomatic efforts to urge all parties to improve the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and calm down the situation as soon as possible.
(Reference) Implementing agencies, disbursement amount and areas of assistance
  • United Nations World Food Programme (WFP): Food and Nutrition [USD 10 million]
  • World Health Organization (WHO): Health [USD 10 million]
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Nutrition and Child Protection [USD 8.5 million]
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC): Food, Shelter and WASH [3 million]
  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): Coordination [0.5 million]

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