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Japan to help struggling Palestinian tourism industry

A Japanese nonprofit is also supporting a female-run dairy farm in the Gaza Strip.
 Palestinian man hangs clothing and other items to sell with the hope of getting some income.

Japan and the World Bank announced Monday a new grant for the Palestinian tourism industry, which has been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Japan Social Development Fund will provide $2.4 million to increase economic opportunities and improve livelihoods of Palestinians living alongside the Palestinian Heritage Trail hiking route in the West Bank. The money will specifically go toward women and youth working in the tourism industry. Households, businesses and wage workers will be among the recipients, The World Bank said in a press release. The Japan Social Development Fund is a partnership between Japan and The World Bank. 

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