As the fighting continues between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas, Director-General Lazzarini of UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees), which is responsible for providing support in the Gaza Strip, gave a report to the United Nations General Assembly.

Secretary-General Lazzarini expressed a strong sense of crisis that some countries had suspended funding, and called on each country to provide financial support.

Some countries, including the United States and Japan, have suspended funding to UNRWA after some of its staff were suspected of being involved in the Hamas attack on Israel last October.

Against this backdrop, UNRWA Executive Director Lazzarini attended a session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on the 4th, which was open to all UN member states, and gave a report.

Secretary-General Lazzarini stated that an independent investigation is continuing to establish the facts surrounding the suspicion that Hamas was involved in the attack, but that as the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip worsens, funding is increasing. He explained that the suspension of contributions amounts to a total of 450 million dollars in 16 countries, or more than 67 billion yen in Japanese yen.

"We are now barely functioning, but without additional funding we are entering uncharted territory, which could have serious implications for world peace and security," he said. I showed my feelings.

He emphasized that UNRWA alone is responsible for the education and health care of many children living in the rubble, saying, ``Dismantling UNRWA is short-sighted. Doing so will sacrifice a generation of children.'' ``This will lead to further violence and sow the seeds of hatred and future conflict,'' he said, calling on countries to provide financial support.