Nay Pyi Taw – The Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar, His Excellency Mr. Tateshi Higuchi, and Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Mr. Toily Kurbanov, today signed a US$ 895,000 (¥ 111,000,000) funding agreement in support of Myanmar’s elections.
hailand - The Government of Japan is committing USD 2.5 million to IOM in Thailand in response to IOM’s USD 26 million appeal to assist those affected by the migrant crisis in the Andaman Sea.
Japanese funding will provide for temporary shelter and non-food items (NFIs) such as blankets, clothes and hygiene kits, health and nutritional support and psychosocial support to stranded migrant men, women and children in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand.
Myothit, 25 June — A team led by of Department of Rural Development Director U Hla Khaing and officials recently inspected the sinking of a four-inch-diameter tubewell in Baw Village in Myothit Township, Magway Region. The Japan International Cooperation Agency provided assistance for sinking the tubewells.
The department will sink 87 tube-wells under the project.
The department sank 60 tube-wells last fiscal year and plans to sink 20 of the remaining 27 wells this year.
For disaster management through improving the weather forecasting system in Bangladesh, the Government of Japan has agreed to extend JPY 2.88 billion (about BDT 1.8 billion, USD 23 million) to build next-generation meteorological radar systems in Dhaka and Rangpur. An agreement to this effect was signed today in Dhaka for “the Project for Improvement of Meteorological Radar System in Dhaka and Rangpur” between Mr. Takeshi Matsunaga, Chargé d' Affaires a. i., Embassy of Japan and Mr. Mohammad Mejbahuddin, Senior Secretary of ERD, representing respective governments.
On Tuesday, June 23, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 8.5 million yen (sleeping pads, blankets, generators etc.) to Ghana, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of Ghana, given the serious damage from floods in the country.
The southern part of Ghana is suffering from floods caused by heavy rain on June 3 and 4. According to the Government of Ghana, as of June 11, 160 people died and 53,000 people were forced to take refuge from the floods.
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Ramallah: on Monday June 22, 2015, Ministry of Health celebrated the handing-over of the projects for improving the infrastructure of medical equipment in the Palestinian Health Sector, funded by the Japanese government, in the meeting hall at Palestine Medical Complex (PMC).
Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Saturday 6/20/2015 - 04:22 GMT
Japan on Saturday offered a $3.5 million to help the Rohingya boat people who have fled Myanmar where they faced severe discrimination.
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Japan remained committed to helping national reconciliation efforts on various fronts in Asia, including between Myanmar's government and "ethnic minority groups".
Children from "Rosynka" kindergarten in Bilozerske, Donetsk region, have become heroes of a news material on Japanese television. The story was aired at Nippon News Network – the news network owned by the largest television company in Japan, Nippon TV.
Author: Anthony Langat
MOMBASA, Kenya, June 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Saumu Juma 25, a mother of two, was conducting morning prayers in her mud-walled home when her iron-sheet roof started caving in.
She rushed to protect her sleeping children, injuring her back, ribs and head as the roof collapsed and floodwater swept into her small house.
Read the full report on AlertNet.
‘Despite the country’s commitment to gender equality and girls’ education, the array of legal instruments, strategies and policies initiated, gender disparities in Niger are still pervasive with regards to educational opportunities and outcomes.
This was the message of Niger’s Minister of Primary Education, National Languages Promotion, Literacy, and Civic Education, Ms. Ali Mariama Elhadj Ibrahim, in her opening speech at the launching ceremony of a new UNESCO project ‘Tackling gender inequalities in Niger’s education system’.
« Malgré l’engagement du pays envers l’égalité des genres et l’éducation des filles, l’existence d’instruments juridiques, de stratégies et de politiques mises en place, les disparités de genres demeurent omniprésentes au Niger, en ce qui concerne les opportunités éducatives et les résultats scolaires».
Conakry, le 08 juin 2015 – l’Agence Japonaise de Coopération Internationale (JICA) a acheté 420 tonnes de riz produites dans la vallée du fleuve Sénégal par de petits producteurs soutenus par la JICA dans le cadre de son initiative «Coalition pour le développement de la riziculture en Afrique» destinées aux populations affectées par l’épidémie d’Ébola en Guinée. Cette contribution, sans précédent de la JICA d’une valeur de 470 285 de dollars EU, est la toute première du genre pour le PAM, car la JICA fournit habituellement un soutien davantage technique.
"Early Recovery of Social Services and Peacebuilding in Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts” project, funded by the Government of Japan, was launched in Sloviansk central rayon hospital in Mykolaivka. To mark the start of the work representatives of the Project visited the city. Together with the doctors, they planted the symbolic "Garden of Peace."
Advice for disaster risk reduction specialists and protected area managers on how best to use protected area systems as effective buffers, to prevent natural hazards from developing into unnatural disasters
Nigel Dudley, Camille Buyck, Naoya Furuta, Claire Pedrot, Fabrice Renaud and Karen Sudmeier-Rieux
02 June 2015 Official handover of disaster equipment received under the Non-project Grant Aid (NPGA) for the Provision of Japanese SME’s Products 2013 at the NEMO office.
Following the 7.8M earthquake which struck on 25 Apr and the 7.3M earthquake on 12 May, a total of 8,659 people are confirmed dead. Some 95,100 people remain displaced. On 2 Jun, the Humanitarian Country Team revised the response strategy requesting $422 million to support an estimated 2.8 million people with humanitarian assistance.
95,100 people displaced
Imminent monsoon rains are expected to further complicate relief efforts by blocking access routes and exposing over 760,000 families with damaged or destroyed homes to heavy rainfall.
KHARTOUM, 28 May 2015 – During an event organized today in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) commissioned soybean processing equipment to the Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre of Sudan and distributed different types of soybean-based products to people living in flood-stricken areas.
1) CHINA - Severe weather
• Heavy rains winds and hail are still affecting southern China, causing damage and more deaths. Since mid-May the severe weather has caused the death of over 40 people in several provinces of southern China (see ECHO Daily Map of 22 May).
• In Jiangxi, there were four dead in Anfu county, due to a landslide on 27 May, and in the whole province over 4 600 evacuees and more than 100 houses destroyed.