The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Providing uninterrupted health, water and sanitation services to the people of Palestine
UNOPS and the government of Japan will support the uninterrupted provision of critical services in the State of Palestine, with more than $2 million from the Japanese Supplementary Budget.
Given the humanitarian needs in the State of Palestine, the project will help improve access to critical healthcare services in East Jerusalem hospitals through the procurement of urgently needed medical supplies. In addition, the renovation of a pharmacy at the Augusta Victoria Hospital will provide space to handle preparations for chemotherapy. This support will benefit around 8,000 patients annually.
UNOPS will further support the Palestinian Water Authority with procuring machinery and equipment required for essential repairs of water pipes and wells in 385 local councils in the West Bank.
“I am pleased to continue our partnership with UNOPS to assist the needs of the Palestinian people in the health and water sectors, particularly in the midst of a critical financial crisis of the Palestinian Authority, which we are greatly concerned about,” said H.E. Yoichi Nagashima, Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine.
“[...] Hospitals in East Jerusalem are the core hub for Palestinians’ health, accommodating patients from the Gaza Strip and West Bank. I hope the project would provide better access to basic services,” he added.
Tokumitsu Kobayashi, Director of the UNOPS Jerusalem Office, said that UNOPS is committed to delivering the urgently needed support to ensure improved access to healthcare and clean water for Palestinians.
“We value the support from the government of Japan and their generous contribution to address the urgent needs of the Palestinians. The project builds on the strong partnership between UNOPS and the government of Japan in the State of Palestine,” said Tokumitsu Kobayashi.