Palestinian joint security forces members stand guard in front of UNRWA offices in Ain al-Hilweh, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Japan has announced $3 million of extra funding for UNRWA, as part of the humanitarian response to August 2017 clashes in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp.Ain al-Hilweh has seen significant fighting in recent months as hardline groups led by Bilal Badr and Bilal Arqoub clashed with the joint Palestinian security force backed by mainstream national and Islamic factions.The humanitarian response to August's clashes has been led coordinated by UNRWA, with significant support from Japan and the European Union.
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