Ramallah, 20 April, 2017 - The Government of Japan and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announced today the launching of a project under the title “Women's health: addressing pressing needs for sexual and reproductive health and breast cancer services in hardly hit communities”. The project will be implemented in Gaza and area C with financial support of USD 471,275 by the Government of Japan.
• Over 95,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in the first three and a half months of 2017; the total number is 389,000 since Dec 2013.
• Lack of funding may affect the provision of health services in Otash IDP camp, South Darfur.
• Japan funding will allow for some 95,000 children U2 years in South and West Kordofan to be vaccinated against measles and polio.
• About 160,000 people are in need of assistance in the Abyei area.
Over 95,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive in 2017
In March, WFP welcomed a contribution of USD 700,000 from the Government of Japan, which will provide food assistance to almost 50,000 people in need. An additional USD 700,000 was received from CERF.
- WFP, together with the Ministry of Education and Science, and the Mayor of Bishkek launched the first hot school meals programme for city schools in the Kyrgyz Republic.
- WFP and the National Institute of Strategic Studies presented the finding of the national review on food security and poverty to key stakeholders and partners, linking the recommendations to WFP’s country strategic plan from 2018 to 2022.
KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed a total of US$ 6.3 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from April 2017 to March 2018.
LILONGWE – The Government of Japan has made a US$3.7 million contribution to food and nutrition security activities run by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF in Malawi. Of this sum, US$2.57 million went to WFP and US$1.13 million to UNICEF.
Para atender a damnificados de lluvias e inundaciones
19:51. Lima, abr. 16. El Perú recibió un total de 232.881 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria de parte de once países para los damnificados de las intensas lluvias y las inundaciones que azotaron varias regiones del país, informó hoy el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci).
Las donaciones llegaron principalmente de Venezuela, país que aportó 70 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria.
Mogadishu Somalia, Saturday 15 April – UNHCR Somalia is welcoming a generous contribution of USD 10,544,000 by the Government of Japan to support return and reintegration of Somali refugees from Kenya and families affected by the ongoing drought.
The contribution will enhance access to primary health care assistance, shelter, education and basic social services for refugees returning to urban and rural areas. Somalia’s health sector and other basic services have limited capacity to serve the existing population and the returning refugees.
BISHKEK/JALAL-ABAD, Kyrgyzstan, 12 April 2017 – To improve child and mother survival, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health continue the implementation of the project “For Advancing Peace through Enhanced Maternal and Child Healthcare in Conflict-prone Regions” funded by the Government of Japan.
By Yuki Matsuoka
Tokyo, 13 April, 2017 - This week saw further strengthening of Japan’s support for disaster risk reduction with the launch of a new non-partisan parliamentarian support group.
Welcoming the move, Mr. Robert Glasser, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, said it was further proof of Japan’s commitment to reducing disaster losses at home and abroad.
Over 85,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Q1 of 2017; the total number is 380,000 since Dec 2013.
The national NGO Sanad Charity provided 9,000 South Sudanese refugees, taking refuge in border areas between East Darfur and South Sudan, with food assistance.
On 30 March, WFP began to move food assistance to famine-hit and food-insecure people in South Sudan using a newly opened aid corridor.
KHARTOUM, Sudan – 13th April 2017: The Government of Japan has responded to the urgent humanitarian call to address the growing children’s emergency in Sudan with a US$955,000 grant to UNICEF. The grant is a part of the overall support to address the basic humanitarian needs of children and their caregivers in South and West Kordofan, with a focus on health, education, nutrition and the integration of water and sanitation hygiene.
Baghdad, Iraq, 12 April 2017 – As the current humanitarian crisis in Iraq enters its fourth year, women and girls are facing extraordinary vulnerabilities related to their inability to access to minimum reproductive health services, and extraordinary Gender Based Violence (GBV) risks. With the generous support from the government of Japan for USD 4.7 million, UNFPA will be able to provide 130,000 women and girls to access to reproductive health services and gender based violence response interventions.
Addis Ababa April 11/2017 The government of Japan has provided about 4.1 million birr to strengthen the Ethiopian Peace Support Training Center.
The fund will be used to particularly construct theater building and for the development of curriculum package on conflict prevention, conflict management and post-conflict recovery courses.
Head of Peace Support Training Center Brigadier General Habtamu Tilahun and UNDP Representative Shimelis Assefa signed the agreement today.
As of 01 April 2017, WFP Yemen has launched to its new Emergency Operation (EMOP 201068). The EMOP will target 9.1 million beneficiaries, including 1.9 million with nutrition support on a monthly basis. The EMOP will last one-year and has an operational cost of USD 1.2 billion (April 2017- March 2018).
KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution of US$1 million from Japan to the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Sudan, which is managed by WFP.
WFP will use this contribution to continue to provide reliable and safe air services through UNHAS to the humanitarian community, enabling travel to remote and hard-to-reach locations across Darfur and in central and eastern Sudan.
Today, April 7, upon the request of the Government of the Republic of Colombia, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (generators, etc.) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Colombia in response to the damage caused by floods.
NAIROBI – After more than a year of ration cuts caused by a shortage of funds, new donor contributions have now allowed the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya’s Dadaab and Kakuma camps starting on 1 April.
With new resources received since the beginning of the year, WFP is now able to restore the full food ration for all refugees from April to July. However, the funding currently available for cash transfers – which make up 30 percent of the refugees’ food assistance – will last only until May.
06 April 2017, ADDIS ABABA - The Government of Japan announced a US$2 million grant to UNICEF to assist water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), nutrition and prevention of acute watery diarrhoea in drought affected populations in the Somali region. The WASH sector will be taking the lion’s share with US$1,500,000 and the rest US$500,000 will be utilized by nutrition programme within an implementation period of six months.