After Canada, Australia, Japan lifts the ban on funding for UNRWA


The Japanese Overseas Minister made the announcement after talks with the UNRWA chief final week.

Japan has introduced it is going to carry a freeze on funding to the UN company for Palestinian refugees.

Japanese Overseas Minister Yoko Kamikawa confirmed the resumption of funding to UNRWA on Tuesday after assembly with UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini final week.

Throughout their assembly in Tokyo, Kamikawa and Lazzarini mentioned methods the UN company might strengthen its transparency and governance.

The European Fee, Canada, Australia, Sweden and Finland have additionally lifted related funding freezes in latest weeks.

Japan was one in every of 16 nations that suspended funding to UNRWA amid Israeli allegations that 12 of the company's workers had taken half in Hamas assaults on southern Israel.

Israeli officers later claimed that greater than 450 UNRWA workers are “navy operatives in terrorist teams in Gaza”.

The United Nations, which has launched an investigation into the claims, has mentioned Israel has not offered it with proof to assist the allegations.

UNRWA, established in 1949, supplies meals, well being care and training to roughly 5.9 million Palestinian refugees.

Japan is the company's sixth-largest donor, receiving $1.2 billion in funding in 2022.

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