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Philippines + 1 other
Philippines Receives Different Kind of Humanitarian Assistance in Japan

29 September 2014 – Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel M. Lopez expressed his sincere appreciation for an unusual donation to the Philippines at a ceremony held at the former Philippine Embassy Building in Nampeidai, Shibuya on September 17. Nine tons of emergency provisions were donated by the Chiyoda City Government in Tokyo for distribution by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Philippines in October 2014.

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Philippines + 3 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (23 - 29 Sep 2014)

JAPAN

Mount Ontake erupted on 27 Sep, spewing large plumes of ash and gas high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. More than 500 rescue workers have been mobilised including the local police, fire department and the Japanese Self-Defense Force.

As of 29 Sep there are four confirmed deaths with a further 27 feared to be dead and 37 injured. According to authorities, similar small scale explosions may occur in future. However, there are no indications of a large scale eruption.

4 dead

27 missing

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Niger + 5 others
Japan pledges support to help African countries recover from disaster

Tokyo, 26 September 2014 – The government announced today that it will donate US$ 2 million to a United Nations programme to help African nations prepare for disasters.

The money will go to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) ‘Preparedness for Resilient Recovery’ project, which is working to help Angola, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Niger and Rwanda, to better manage and prepare for recovery before disasters occur.

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World + 22 others
Le développement, seule réponse durable face au désespoir, affirment plusieurs Chefs d’État et de gouvernement

AG/11562

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
9e & 10e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

Au deuxième jour du débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale, plusieurs chefs d’État et de gouvernement ont, aujourd’hui, insisté sur la nécessité de concentrer les efforts de la communauté internationale sur l’élimination de la pauvreté et la réduction des inégalités, deux fléaux qui alimentent l’extrémisme et le terrorisme.

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Honduras + 1 other
Gobierno de Japón beneficiará a familias afectadas por la sequía

Report
Redhum

Honduras, 23 de Septiembre 2014

Fuente: Hondudiario.com

***“Esta donación de la población y Gobierno del Japón se ha recibido oportunamente en un momento crítico para el país", manifestó Moisés Alvarado.

El Gobierno del Japón a través de su Embajador en Honduras, Kenji Okada, entregará al Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) la cantidad de 500 mil dólares los cuales serán utilizados para garantizar la seguridad alimentaria de tres mil 600 familias que resultaron afectadas en la zona sur de Honduras por las sequías de este año.

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Malaysia + 12 others
Dengue Situation Update, 09 September 2014

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacifc Region

Northern Hemisphere

Japan

As of 3 September 2014 a total of 134 cases of dengue reported in Japan. Local transmision of dengue:

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Lebanon + 3 others
Emergency Grant Aid in response to IDPs in Iraq and Syrian Refugees in Lebanon affected by the ISIL offensive

  1. According to the announcement of the United Nations, the total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq, affected by the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) offensive, is increased by approximately 1,800,000 people. Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon is also increased approximately 1,180,000 people (more than a quarter of all the population in Lebanon).

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GIEWS Country Brief: Japan 10-September-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • The 2014 aggregate cereal production forecast to remain high
  • Cereal imports of the 2014/15 marketing year forecast at average levels

The 2014 aggregate cereal production forecast to remain high

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Côte d'Ivoire + 1 other
En Côte d’Ivoire, le Japon et le PNUD mobilisés contre l’Ebola

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire — L’Agence japonaise de coopération internationale (JICA) émettra une contribution de USD 180 000 auprès du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD), visant à renforcer les capacités de la police nationale pour prévenir l’apparition et la propagation de l’Ebola en Côte d’Ivoire.

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Sri Lanka + 1 other
Japan supports a Livelihood Improvement Project for the Resettled Communities through Japanese NGO poster

The Government of Japan has extendedUS$ 224,380 (approximately Rs.30 million)(JPY21,764,860) to the “Reconstruction of Community and Improvement of Livelihood of Returnees in the Fishing Community ofMullaitivu District” project which will be implemented by Pacific Asia Resource Center Interpeople’s Cooperation(PARCIC)in the MullaitivuDistrict under the Japan-NGO Cooperation Grant Scheme. PARCIC is a Japanese NGO, actively involved inreconstruction and development in the Northern Province since 2004.

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Côte d'Ivoire + 1 other
In Côte d’Ivoire, Japan and UNDP mobilize against Ebola

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire - The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to contribute $180,000 USD toward building the capacities of the Ivorian national police to prevent the appearance and spread of Ebola in the country.

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Liberia + 1 other
Japan Provides $288K Medical Equipment to Support Liberia’s Ebola Fight

The Government of Japan has disclosed the immediate dispatch of an assortment of medical equipment valued at over two hundred eighty-eight thousand United States Dollars (US$288,774.00) to aid Liberia in its fight against the deadly Ebola virus.

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Egypt + 2 others
Arabs meet on post-2015 HFA

By Denis McClean

SHARM EL SHEIKH, 15 September 2015 - UNISDR Chief, Margareta Wahlström, yesterday described the post-2015 development agenda as a “once in a lifetime opportunity” when she addressed the opening day of the Second Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

She said the consultations that have taken place throughout the Arab world on the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction were further evidence of the very strong acceptance there now is for disaster risk reduction as part of the sustainable development agenda.

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Sri Lanka + 1 other
Japan supports a Livelihood Improvement Project for the Resettled Communities through Japanese NGO

The Government of Japan has extended US$ 224,380 (approximately Rs.30 million)(JPY21,764,860) to the “Reconstruction of Community and Improvement of Livelihood of Returnees in the Fishing Community of Mullaitivu District” project which will be implemented by Pacific Asia Resource Center Inter people’s Cooperation(PARCIC)in the Mullaitivu District under the Japan-NGO Cooperation Grant Scheme. PARCIC is a Japanese NGO, actively involved in reconstruction and development in the Northern Province since 2004.

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Madagascar + 1 other
Le Japon soutient le PAM et l'UNICEF

La cérémonie officielle de remise d’un don du gouvernement du Japon à l'UNICEF et au PAM a eu lieu ce jour au ministère des Affaires Etrangères Antananarivo. L’événement a été organisé en présence du Premier Ministre et Ministre de la Santé Publique Kolo Roger, du Ministre des Affaires Etrangères, Lala Arisoa Razafitrimo et du Secrétaire Général du Ministère de l’Agriculture Pierrot Serge Randrianaritiana.

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Angola + 1 other
Huíla: Japan Government funds programmes to reduce drought effects

Lubango - The Government of Japan has released this year Usd 1.2 million to reinforce the Angolan Government's integrated response to the drought affecting about 1.8 million people in the southern region since 2012.

The information was released on Tuesday in Lubango, southern Huila province, by the secretary of the Japanese Embassy to Angola, Yoshiko Miura.

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Liberia + 2 others
Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Sierra Leone and the Republic of Liberia in response to the Ebola virus disease outbreak

  1. On September 9, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (personal protective equipment provided by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government) to the Republic of Sierra Leone and the Republic of Liberia, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

  2. Specifics and numbers of the items will be decided based on the local needs to be determined through a consultation with World Health Organization (WHO) etc.

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Bangladesh + 5 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (2 - 8 September 2014)

Three million people have been affected by two weeks of intense rain in Bangladesh, prompting health concerns. In India, the worst floods in 60 years have killed 120 people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Liberia + 1 other
Japan Helps Liberia Fight Ebola

The Government of Japan today handed over US$150,000 worth of emergency items stored in UNHRD Accra to help Liberia fight the Ebola outbreak.

The items include tents, sleeping bags, blankets, generators, water storage tanks and containers. They will be donated to Liberia’s National Ebola Task Force and distributed to five Ebola Treatment Units in hospitals that are struggling to keep up with the increasing number of patients.