The ambassador of Japan to Rwanda TAKAYUKI MIYASHITA reaffirmed the commitment of his country to continue to support Rwanda in the areas of Refugees and Disaster Management. He made the note on Monday July, 25 as he was received, in a courtesy call, by Minister Mukantabana Seraphine.
Welcoming the newly appointed Japanese ambassador to Rwanda, Minister Mukantabana acknowledged the contribution that the government of Japan has been providing through various humanitarian agencies to support Rwanda to deal with the problems related to refugees and to Disasters.
The elderly are usually the last to flee from an unfolding conflict or disaster. Once displaced, many are vulnerable to poor health and face greater obstacles to restoring livelihoods and achieving durable solutions.
Guest bloggers Ana Mosneaga from the United Nations University and Michaella Vanore from Maastricht University share their insights on the internally displaced elderly in Georgia and Japan. Cheng Boon Ong puts this further into perspective by sharing IDMC’s experience with gathering sex and age disaggregated data.
22 juillet 2016 – Le Département de l'appui aux missions (DAM) a annoncé vendredi avoir lancé un nouveau programme obligatoire de formation en ligne pour prévenir les abus sexuels commis par des membres du personnel des Nations Unies, et avoir reçu des fonds pour venir en aide aux victimes de tels actes.
WFP has updated its 2016-17 El Niño Response Plan to align with increased needs according to the June 2016 ZimVAC assessment, where an estimated 4.1 million people will be food insecure by January 2017.
The Government of Japan has contributed USD 2.9 million to WFP’s Response, bringing down the funding gap through March 2017 to USD 151 million.
Through its June distribution cycle, WFP provided Lean Season Assistance to 260,946 people.
The Government of Japan decided to dispatch the Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Infectious Diseases Response Team in response to the request from the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo concerning the yellow fever outbreak.
The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.
At least 11 countries across Asia-Pacific experienced severe weather conditions due to El Niño.
In February, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone recorded in the South Pacific, devastated Fiji.
In DPR Korea, 18million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance – 2016 response plan severely underfunded.
Tropical Storm Roanu triggers worst flooding in Sri Lanka in 25 years; preparedness actions mitigated loss of life in Bangladesh.
Six richest countries host less than 9% of refugees – Oxfam
The six wealthiest countries – which make up more than half the global economy - host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries are shouldering most of the responsibility, Oxfam said today.
While Germany has recently welcomed far more refugees than the other richest nations, there remains a major gap with poorer countries hosting the vast majority of refugees.
BAGHDAD, Iraq, 13 July 2016—The crisis in Iraq has continued for over two years, and with no end in sight and over 3.3 million people internally displaced, humanitarian assistance to Iraqi children is more crucial than ever. In this environment of increased need and reduced resources, the Government of Japan has offered critical assistance to UNICEF in the form of a US $7 million dollar grant early in 2016.
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 64
Government-One UN Joint Emergency Response Plan 2016*:
Funding gap: US$37.7 million
UNICEF funds received:
• TC NEPARTAK is moving towards south-eastern Taiwan, as a very intense Tropical Cyclone. On 7 July at 12.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 170 km southeast of Taitung City and it had max. sustained winds of 259 km/h (equivalent to a Category 5 in the Saffir-Simpson scale).
◾TC NEPARTAK continued its north-western motion over the Philippine Sea, maintaining its intensity. On 7 July at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 360 km south-east of Taitung province (Taiwan) and 260 km north-east of Itbayat island (Batanes province, Philippines) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 278 km/h (equivalent to a Category 5 in the Saffir-Simpson scale).
JTWC SUMMARY: SUPER TYPHOON 02W (NEPARTAK), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 275 NM SOUTHEAST OF TAIPEI, TAIWAN, HAS TRACKED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 14 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 070000Z IS 44 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 070900Z, 071500Z, 072100Z AND 080300Z.
TC NEPARTAK continued moving north-west over the north-western Pacific Ocean, strengthening and entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility. On 6 July at 6.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 840 km south-east of Hualien county (Taiwan) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 278 km/h (equivalent to a Category 5 in the Saffir-Simpson scale).
JTWC SUMMARY: SUPER TYPHOON 02W (NEPARTAK), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 348 NM SOUTHEAST OF TAIPEI, TAIWAN, HAS TRACKED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 13 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 061800Z IS 48 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 070300Z, 070900Z, 071500Z AND 072100Z.
JTWC SUMMARY: SUPER TYPHOON 02W (NEPARTAK), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 419 NM SOUTHEAST OF TAIPEI, TAIWAN, HAS TRACKED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 16 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 061200Z IS 48 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 062100Z, 070300Z, 070900Z AND 071500Z
JTWC SUMMARY: SUPER TYPHOON 02W (NEPARTAK), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 715 NM SOUTHEAST OF TAIPEI, TAIWAN, HAS TRACKED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 18 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. UPGRADED TO SUPER TYPHOON. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 051800Z IS 42 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 060300Z, 060900Z, 061500Z AND 062100Z.
[JTWC] Summary: TROPICAL STORM 02W (NEPARTAK), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 216 NM NORTH OF ULITHI, HAS TRACKED NORTHWESTWARD AT 13 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 041200Z IS 16 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 042100Z, 050300Z, 050900Z AND 051500Z.
Sydney, Australia | AFP | Monday 7/4/2016 - 04:18 GMT
Radiation levels across the Pacific Ocean are rapidly returning to normal five years after a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant spewed gases and liquids into the sea, a study showed Monday.
Japan shut down dozens of reactors after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake-generated tsunami on March 11, 2011 triggered one of the largest ever dumps of nuclear material into the world's oceans.