Japan donates $4.5 million to support UNICEF’s response to children in Palestine

March 5, 2018 Off By Web Desk

Ramallah The Japanese government has donated $4.5 million in support of UNICEF’s humanitarian and development response to children in Palestine, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

The grant supports UNICEF interventions to improve birth services, early detection of disabilities and developmental delays in Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

The grant agreement was signed in Ramallah by Palestinian Minister of Social Development Ibrahim al-Shaer, Palestinian Health Minister Jawad Awad, Representative of Japan to Palestine Takeshi Okubo and UNICEF Representative in Palestine Genevieve Putin.

“Despite the successes achieved in this area, we still suffer from the Israeli violations against children, especially field executions and arrests,” Al-Shaer said, calling on international institutions to work for the justice of the Palestinian children.

For his part, Takeshi reiterated Japan’s commitment to supporting the Palestinian people. He noted that this financial assistance aims to alleviate the suffering of children with special needs, reduce the psychological effects of disability on them, and to raise awareness among caregivers and communities through improving and developing quality services in Palestine.

The grant will also be used to ensure adequate sanitation services for children through the construction of water and sanitary sewer facilities.

Source: International Islamic News Agency