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23 Aug 2016 description

Japan - Tropical Cyclones KOMPASU, MINDULLE, LIONROCK
• TC KOMPASU made landfall on 21 August in Hokkaido as Tropical Depression. Over 6 000 people have been evacuated in this island.
• TC MINDULLE made landfall on 22 August in Chiba prefecture as Tropical Storm. Two people have been killed, several have been injured, over 469 000 have been evacuated in Kanagawa prefecture. Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving northeast, weakening but remaining a Tropical Storm.

22 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On Monday, August 22, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (generators etc.) to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia following serious damage from the floods in the country.

20 Aug 2016 description

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Saturday 8/20/2016 - 16:50 GMT

A strong earthquake struck off the coast of northern Japan for a third consecutive day early Sunday though there were no immediate reports of people injured or damage.

The shallow 6.0 magnitude quake hit at 00:58 am (1558 GMT Saturday) 170 kilometres (105 miles) east-northeast of Miyako city, the US Geological Survey said. It was followed by a 5.3 aftershock.

There was no threat of a tsunami following the quake, said the Japan Meteorological Agency, which measured it at a slightly lower 5.9 magnitude.

18 Aug 2016 description
report Swiss Re
  • Total economic losses from disaster events in H1 2016 rise by 38% to USD 71 billion, primarily due to natural catastrophe
  • Insured losses from both natural and man-made catastrophes rise by 51% to USD 31 billion in H1 2016
  • Earthquakes in Japan, thunderstorms in the US and Europe, and wildfires in Canada cause largest insured losses
  • As many as 6 000 lives lost in disaster events in H1 2016, compared to 12 000 in the same period of the previous year

Preliminary sigma estimates show total economic losses from natural catastrophes and …

17 Aug 2016 description
report Evidence on Demand

Effective post-disaster reconstruction programmes

This topic guide is a review of the state of play in post-disaster reconstruction. It builds on extensive research, literature and experience to date, most recently considering outputs from the 2015 Sendai Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). It considers the status quo and puts forward alternative positions for facilitating effective reconstruction through a more seamless and re-planned approach.

The conclusions of this publication are the following (p. 57):

16 Aug 2016 description

Fase II de BOSAI se implementará en los cantones de Alajuelita, Escazú y Aserrí.

San José, 16 de agosto, 2016. La Agencia de Cooperación Internacional de Japón (JICA) con el apoyo y coordinación de la Comisión Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo y Atención de Emergencias (CNE), entregó equipos técnicos para fortalecer la gestión de riesgo en los cantones con alta vulnerabilidad de desastres como lo son Aserrí, Alajuelita y Escazú.

16 Aug 2016 description

(Statement delivered by interim UNDP Resident Representative Opia Kumah at the launch of the projects in Maiduguri)

15 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

520,000 # of children affected out of 2,000,000 # of people affected

600,000 # Hectares of crop damaged

1,750,000 # people lost incomes

52 (18 most affected) # provinces affected out of Government-One UN Joint Emergency Response Plan 2016:

US$48.5 million

UN funds received: $12.0 million

UNICEF funds received: US$4 million

Funding gap: US$32.5 million

15 Aug 2016 description

By Jonathan Fowler

GENEVA, 15 August 2016 - A new report highlights the lessons of Japan’s 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, the world’s deadliest catastrophe in a decade, and underlines how they fed into the creation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

15 Aug 2016 description

“Hanoi will not be flooded!” It is the expectation of many leading experts, professors, doctors on flooding prevention with a lot of projects effectively implemented in Taiwan, Japan, and Malaysia.

“Holes” on many stages

13 Aug 2016 description

Dili – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan is signing a cost-sharing agreement to formalize funding support of over US$3.8 million (JPY 388,000,000) for an umbrella programme on “Electoral Assistance for Social Inclusion, Multi-Tier Governance, and Strengthening of Rule of Law in Timor-Leste 2016-2018.”

13 Aug 2016 description
report UN Women

Dili – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan is signing a cost-sharing agreement to formalize funding support of over US$3.8 million (JPY 388,000,000) for an umbrella programme on “Electoral Assistance for Social Inclusion, Multi-Tier Governance, and Strengthening of Rule of Law in Timor-Leste 2016-2018.”

12 Aug 2016 description

LILONGWE – The Government of Japan has provided US$1.85 million to support the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) operation in Malawi where 6.5 million people need urgent food assistance until March next year.

This contribution is part of the US$5 million grant from Japan for the southern Africa regional El Niño response, aimed at providing food and nutrition support to food insecure people in Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho and Swaziland.

12 Aug 2016 description
report Government of Japan

Given that the signing ceremony of the contract between the UK and an NGO called “Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) regarding assistance to clear landmines was conducted in Angola on August 11, by combining it with Japan’s assistance for NPA, Japan-UK collaboration to clear landmines in Angola has been realized.

10 Aug 2016 description


There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.

10 Aug 2016 description

N’DJAMENA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$ 1.9 million (1.156 billion CFA) from the Government of Japan to food and nutrition assistance programmes in Chad for more than 110,000 Sudanese refugees.

The Republic of Chad is hosting a total of 388,000 refugees, mainly from Sudan and the Central African Republic – many of whom have been living in Chad for over a decade. With Japan’s support, WFP will be able to continue providing food assistance to more than 110,000 Sudanese refugees.

08 Aug 2016 description

BANJUL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed US$1.2 million from the Government of Japan to provide school meals in North Bank and Central River regions over the next two years.

The funds will enable WFP to resume the provision of a daily hot meal to 50,000 children in 186 public primary schools and traditional religious schools in vulnerable districts of the two regions in the new school year, which starts in September after a lack of funding had forced WFP to halt its school meals programme temporarily.

07 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

BAGHDAD, Iraq, 7 August 2016—Conflict continues to flair across Iraq as the government engages in military operations to systematically reclaim areas under control of armed opposition groups. Since May 2016, these operations have led to additional displacement of approximately 200,000 civilians, including over 85,000 people in Anbar Governorate. In addition, military activities in areas around Mosul have led to 18,000 families being displaced. Half of all the displaced people are children who have missed out on up to two years of education.

06 Aug 2016 description

With support from Japan

5 August 2016 -- An outbreak of yellow fever has spread across Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), causing more than 5600 suspected cases of the deadly mosquito-borne disease.

Fortunately, providing protection against yellow fever is possible, thanks to an existing vaccine. The Ministries of Health of both Angola and DRC, with support from the World Health Organization and partners, are holding mass vaccination campaigns to safeguard at-risk communities and put a stop to the spread of the disease.