Japan donates $5.5 m. to rebuild Palestinian camp in north Lebanon

The UN agency aiding Palestinian refugees says the government of Japan has donated 588 million yen ($5.5 million, €3.5 million) toward the rebuilding of a war-devastated Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon. The agency says in a statement that Monday's agreement was signed by Japanese Ambassador Yoshihisa Kuroda and Karen AbuZayd, commissioner general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, at the agency's office in Beirut. The statement says the Japanese aid will support the construction of temporary shelters for the displaced from the Nahr el-Bared camp, as well as two prefabricated schools in northern Lebanon.