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Cambodia + 5 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (19 - 25 August 2014)

Heavy seasonal rain has caused flooding that has killed at least 45 people in Cambodia. In Nepal, 123 people have died, while the death toll in India is 41 in flood-related incidents.

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Fiji + 1 other
Experts begin flood control study for Nadi

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Fijian Government and the Government of Japan, two experts have started work to look at mitigating flooding in Nadi.

Nadi Town special administrator Robin Ali says the two Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) officers are carrying out assessment works at the Nadi River and will put a report on proposed solutions.

The two have been working out of the Nadi Town Council and will put together a detailed and comprehensive report for best flood control practices.

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Death toll from Hiroshima landslides reaches 50: police

08/24/2014 07:09 GMT

TOKYO, August 24, 2014 (AFP) - The death toll from devastating midweek landslides in Hiroshima rose to 50 on Sunday as fresh rain stoked fears of more disasters and hampered the round-the-clock search for survivors.

Meanwhile, two women were killed Sunday on the remote island of Rebun, some 1,350-kilometres (840 miles) northeast of Hiroshima, when a rain-triggered landslide crushed their home, local officials said.

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Japan landslide death toll rises to 46

08/23/2014 07:51 GMT

TOKYO, August 23, 2014 (AFP) - The death toll from devastating landslides in western Japan rose to 46 on Saturday, as rescuers worked around the clock to comb through destroyed houses searching for survivors.

Local police said they cannot confirm the whereabouts of 41 local residents in the disaster-hit area of Hiroshima, where heavy rain early Wednesday triggered landslides that swallowed dozens of homes.

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Philippines + 1 other
Governments of Philippines and Japan join hands with UN-Habitat to help Typhoon Haiyan victims

Roxas City, 18 August 2014: The governments of Philippines and Japan have joined hands with UN-Habitat to offer help to those who suffered unmitigated losses from Typhoon Haiyan.

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Japan: Landslides in Hiroshima - Information bulletin no. 1

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has determined that external assistance is not required, and is therefore not seeking funding or other assistance from donors at this time.

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Sierra Leone + 3 others
Emergency grant aid in response to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West African countries including the Republic of Sierra Leone, the Republic of Liberia and the Republic of Guinea

  1. On August 15, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grand aid of 1.5 million US dollars (approximately 145 million Japanese yen) through the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Ebola virus disease outbreak response in West African countries including the Republic of Sierra Leone, the Republic of Liberia and the Republic of Guinea.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Forty ambulances donated to help reduce maternal and child mortality

The Ministry of Public Health today received 40 new ambulances as part of a project for the improvement of maternal, newborn and child health in Afghanistan. This was made possible with the generous support the people of Japan in partnership with UNICEF; support that amounts to a total of USD1.4 These forty ambulances will help mothers and children in Badghis, Bamyan, Helmand, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Jawzjan and Fariyab to reach health centres quickly easily when it is most needed.

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Chad + 3 others
WFP Welcomes Japan’s Contribution To Support Fight Against Hunger In Chad And C.A.R.

N’DJAMENA/BANGUI - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of 640 million JPY (US$6.25 million) from the Government of Japan to provide vital food assistance to refugees and displaced people in Chad and in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.).

WFP Chad will receive 400 million JPY (US$3.9 million) to strengthen the resilience of the Sudanese and Central African refugees currently residing in eastern Chad. These people are unable to return home due to a number of factors and rely solely on WFP food assistance.

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Liberia + 1 other
UNDP steps up Ebola fight in Liberia as UN issues appeal to tackle national emergency - USD 33 million needed to tackle disease

United Nations system in Liberia today said up to USD 33 million were needed to support the national plan against Ebola and the WHO’s regional strategy.

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Typhoon Halong leaves up to 10 dead in Japan: reports

08/11/2014 07:54 GMT

By Shingo ITO

TOKYO, August 11, 2014 (AFP) - As many as 10 people died and dozens were injured as Typhoon Halong slammed into the Japanese archipelago over the weekend, reports said Monday, with heavy rain still lashing the country's north.

The storm was moving over the Sea of Japan (East Sea) Monday morning, after making landfall on the largest and most populous island of Honshu at the weekend, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

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China + 4 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (5-11 August 2014)

Rescue efforts are ongoing in the southwestern province of Yunnan, where a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck on 3 August, affecting more than a million people.

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Support from Japan for Gaza

East Jerusalem

The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) accepted a generous contribution of US$ 4.5 million from the Government of Japan.

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South Sudan + 1 other
Japan Provides $5.1 Million to WFP Emergency Operation in South Sudan

JUBA – The Government of Japan has contributed US$5.1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide urgently needed food and nutrition support for the most vulnerable people affected by the humanitarian emergency in South Sudan.

WFP is using the contribution to purchase specialised fortified foods to prevent malnutrition in children under the age of 5 and to provide other commodities including cereals, pulses and salt to support the most food-insecure people facing a humanitarian crisis because of the conflict in South Sudan.

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Half a million advised to evacuate as heavy rain lashes Japan

08/04/2014 10:40 GMT

TOKYO, August 4, 2014 (AFP) - A man drowned in a raging river while more than half a million people were advised to evacuate over the weekend as heavy rain lashed western Japan, officials said Monday.

The torrential downpours from Typhoon Nakri also led to the drowning of around 10,000 chickens after a river flowed over its banks near a poultry farm on Saturday, media said.

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China + 3 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (29 July - 4 August 2014)

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck China on 3 August killing more than 381 people and injuring 1,800. In Nepal, ten people have been killed by landslides triggered by monsoon rains.

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