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2. The living conditions of the refugees remain difficult due to the problem of the Palestinian refugees. Many refugees in the Gaza Strip continue to suffer great hardships including poverty, even after Hamas seized control the Strip in June 2007. From a viewpoint of easing such a situation, Japan has decided to implement this food aid as humanitarian assistance, in response to the request of the UNRWA. UNRWA plans to distribute wheat flour and/or pulses purchased with this food aid mainly to about 350,000 poor and needy refugees (especially in the Gaza Strip), including refugees who are registered as special hardship cases, out of the refugees in the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.
3. It is expected that this food aid will alleviate the serious situation of the Palestinian refugees.