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19 Oct 2016 description

Emblematic megacities address the threats of climate change to their water-related needs

19 Oct 2016 description


17 Oct 2016 description

UNRWA has distributed ‘Dream Bags’ to dozens of Palestine refugee students all across Gaza, thanks to a generous contribution from RKK- a Japanese organization. The bags were distributed to 6,550 students from grades one to nine, in 267 schools across the Gaza Strip. This activity targets some of the most vulnerable students in UNRWA schools.

The distribution, which took place from 9 to 13 October 2016, is part of a project that aims at strengthening the relationship between Palestinian and Japanese children.

14 Oct 2016 description

Iraq - IOM in Iraq is providing emergency shelter and camp coordination and camp management (CCCM) support for more than 12,900 internally displaced Iraqis living in camps in Fallujah district, Anbar governorate. These activities are made possible by a USD 1 million donation from the Government of Japan.

Many of the families in Amiriyat Al-Fallujah camps were displaced in May and June 2016, when more than 85,300 individuals fled from the city of Fallujah as a result of military operations to retake the city.

13 Oct 2016 description
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Baghdad, 13 October 2016: The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) held a certification ceremony for thirteen senior officials from the Iraqi Directorate of Mine Action (DMA), the Ministry of Health and Environment, following their completion of an intensive risk education and victim assistance management course funded by the Government of Japan to support humanitarian mine action in Iraq. The course aimed at enhancing capacities to manage comprehensive risk education and victim assistance programmes across Iraq.

12 Oct 2016 description

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$2.5 million from the Government of Japan, intended for boosting the nutrition of 50,000 infants, mothers and pregnant women in Karamoja to prevent child stunting.

“WFP is extremely grateful that Japan appreciates the critical importance of good nutrition in Uganda’s poorest region, Karamoja, and has chosen to support us in nourishing the futures of vulnerable children,” said WFP Acting Country Director Mike Sackett.

12 Oct 2016 description


On the occasion of World Teacher Day 2016, and under the theme of “empowered teachers and sustainable societies”, UNRWA celebrates the progress achieved to date in the Education Reform Strategy, particularly in terms of improved academic achievements of students and staff performance. The strategy, which was launched in 2011 across all five fields of operation, aims at providing quality education to Palestine refugees with a focus on three key roles: students, teachers and school principals.

12 Oct 2016 description

Recurrent earthquakes, floods, typhoons, and volcanoes present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Some countries also face civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts, as well as limited government capacity to respond to disasters. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.

10 Oct 2016 description

Earlier today, the Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, Takeshi Okubo, and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl signed an agreement for a JPY 420 million (approximately US$ 4 million) contribution from Japan to support the Agency’s Gaza food assistance programme for the fifth year in a row.

09 Oct 2016 description

Malanje - Japan annually invests about USD 20 million aimed for the reinforcement the ongoing demining project in Angola, announced in the northern Malanje province.

This was said to Angop by the Japanese ambassador to Angola, Kuniaki Ito, at the end of the visit he paid to demined fields of Carreira de Tiro wasrds and Camatende locality.

He also expressed his satisfaction at the pace of national progamme, taking into account that the fund released by Japan is being well managed.

07 Oct 2016 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On Friday, October 7, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents etc.) to the Republic of Haiti, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the Republic of Haiti following serious damage from Hurricane “Matthew” in the country.

07 Oct 2016 description


The Guidance Note on Recovery: Private Sector draws from the wider body of knowledge on private sector recovery and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery e orts. Materials have been collected through desk review and direct consultations with relevant experts. These experiences and lessons learned are classi ed into the following four major issues:

  1. The Disaster Recovery Role of the Private Sector

  2. Engaging the Private Sector in Disaster Recovery

07 Oct 2016 description

In response to urgent health needs in West Darfur's Muli village and other nearby villages, IOM, in co-ordination with the State Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have been running a temporary mobile clinic delivering lifesaving health interventions reaching 4,855 vulnerable IDPs and returnees. (2330 females, 2525 males of which 1356 were under 5 years old)

05 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank


  • Middle income countries currently host around six million refugees worldwide but struggle to find affordable and sustainable means of coping with the additional costs associated with an influx of refugees.

  • A new global facility aims to close the financing gap by providing a source of long term concessional financing for middle income countries worldwide hosting large numbers of refugees.