LAKE STATES, South Sudan – The Goverment of Japan, based on its commitment to universal health and through partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, delivered an ambulance to health facilties to support emergency obstetric care services in Mingkaman, Lake States, where more than 100,000 internally displaced persons live.
Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.
Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.
Policy-makers and international agencies are currently negotiating the details of the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), which is to be agreed at Sendai, Japan in March 2015. The zero draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) now explicitly promotes the integration of gender, age, disability and cultural perspectives into DRR. It acknowledges the need to manage differential levels of vulnerability and exposure, and the need to empower vulnerable groups to participate in decision-making and implementation.
América Central, 24 de Noviembre 2014
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Una delegación de Japón inició en Nicaragua un recorrido por Centroamérica para conocer los sistemas de monitoreo de sismos en la región, con el objetivo de ayudar a instalar un centro de alerta de tsunamis, informó hoy una fuente oficial nicaragüense.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
2014 aggregate cereal production forecast to remain high
Cereal imports of 2014/15 marketing year forecast at average levels
Five people were killed and 54 others injured after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in China's Sichuan Province on 22 Nov, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. A total of 25,000 houses were damaged, affecting about 79,500 people and forcing 6,200 to relocate, according to local authorities. Among the 43 injured, six were in critical condition and another five suffering severe injuries. Eleven medical teams have reached the quake zone, and nearly 10,000 medical and epidemic prevention personnel joined the rescue efforts.
Con el objetivo de apoyar la implementación del Modelo Nacional de Salud y fortalecer el conocimiento mediante capacitaciones, el gobierno de Japón a través de la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional del Japón (JICA), realiza una donación de 790 mil lempiras.
La donación consiste en 20 balanzas, metro, maniquíes simuladores de feto, placenta, pelvis, equipo técnico como computadora, data show y batería una equipo completo para cada municipio.
Kabul, Afghanistan, 19 Nov 2014 -- The Government of Japan, through technical assistance of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and in collaboration with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, has announced a new project to boost the resilience and livelihoods of livestock farmers in Afghanistan.
Animal disease outbreaks and emergencies threaten the livelihoods of livestock farmers and negatively impact a country’s economy and, in particular, the food security of nomad communities in Afghanistan that rely heavily on livestock.
Grant Contracts for three GGP projects were signed today by Mr. Junya Matsuura, Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the PA, and the representatives of the three grantee local authorities at the Representative Office of Japan in Ramallah for a total amount of US$ 300,642.
Grants will be allocated for rehabilitating and upgrading the electricity network in Beit Dajan, for rehabilitating the water network in Anata, and for constructing additional classrooms in Halema Sa’deah Girls School in Yatta.
On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), one of the most powerful storms ever recorded to hit land, devastated a huge area of the Central Philippines. In response, ADB immediately designed and approved more than $900 million in assistance for relief, recovery, and reconstruction of Yolanda-hit areas. In addition to grants and loans, ongoing ADB projects for transport, conditional cash transfers, and agrarian reform were re-designed to help affected communities.
Kiev, Ukraine -- The Government of Japan, the Government of Ukraine and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine today launched a new project to support restoration of critical social care infrastructure and services for the most vulnerable groups in post-conflict areas in Eastern Ukraine.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $23 million in grants to the Philippines to address immediate needs, and stands ready to provide a $500 million emergency loan to help reconstruct communities devastated by Typhoon Yolanda, also known internationally as Typhoon Haiyan.
Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative to the Palestinian Authority Junya Matsuura and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl today signed an agreement whereby Japan will contribute an additional JPY 630 million (approx. US$ 5.8 million) for food aid to Palestine refugees.
This generous contribution will benefit almost 300,000 of the most vulnerable Palestine refugees in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
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Islamabad: 13 November 2014
"We must stop this outbreak any way we can. Japan is determined to put forth its best in the fight against the Ebola virus disease.”
(Remarks by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the United Nations High-level Meeting on the Response to the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak, September 25, 2014)
Japan’s new response to the Ebola outbreak
On November 7, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grant aid totaling 18 million US dollars to support the Ebola virus disease outbreak response in three West African countries.
BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started providing food vouchers to assist half a million Iraqis displaced by the conflict in Iraq. This new scheme empowers recipients to choose their own food and prioritise their own needs.
Thanks to a donation of US$5 million from Japan and a contribution of US$2.2 million from Germany, WFP began distributing the food vouchers in the district of Soran in the governorate of Erbil, reaching an initial group of 500 women and men last week. Distribution of vouchers to a further 1,700 people is set to begin today.
In light of the flood damage caused in North India and Northeast Pakistan, the Government of Japan decided on November 7th to extend emergency grant aid of 100 thousand dollars to India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan respectively (total of 200 thousand dollars) (approx. 23 million yen)) through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in order to assist those affected by the disaster in areas such as water, sanitation, shelters and food distribution.
By Andy McElroy
INCHEON, 6 November 2014 – Ito Yoshichika is one of many proud citizens of the City of Sendai who are looking forward to telling their remarkable story of recovery when the city plays host to an expected 8,000 participants at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in March 2015.