New funding will contribute to emergency efforts in Nigeria and Lake Chad Region to prevent further spread of polio and stop the outbreak for good
A US$ 33.3 million grant from the Government of Japan in humanitarian emergency funding to UNICEF was announced this week and will help to protect millions of children from polio in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.
Democratic Republic of the Congo - The Government of Japan has provided additional funding to IOM’s Migrant Health Assistance for Crisis-Affected Populations project, which seeks to strengthen and improve the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government’s capacity to prevent, detect and respond to diseases outbreaks and other public health occurrences along the country’s border with Angola.
Feb 16, 2017
UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton today joined the Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Arbr Ademi, Charge d’Affaires Toyokazu Kubota from the Embassy of Japan in Skopje, and the Mayor of Kumanovo, Zoran Damjanovski, in celebrating the reconstruction of the main road in the village of Tabanovce. The cost to repair the stretch of road was USD 173,000.
16/02/2017 Yangon, Myanmar
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that it has successfully delivered emergency assistance to more than six thousand rural households across Rakhine State, a region of Myanmar where nearly half the population is engaged in the agriculture sector.
In order to avoid food insecurity and improve self-sufficiency, following two years of flooding and inter-communal violence, more than 26 000 farmers have received some 200 tonnes of high quality seeds and more than 500 tonnes of fertilizer.
La Croix-Rouge du Burundi a procédé, ce mercredi 08 février 2017, au lancement des travaux de réhabilitation et d'extension d'une adduction d'eau potable de 35 km dans les communes Gahombo et Muhanga de la province Kayanza. Ces travaux seront réalisés à hauteur de 105 mille dollars américains grâce à l'appui du Gouvernement Japonais. Cette infrastructure desservira en eau potable à 29.000 personnes de la population locale et 70.000 personnes qui utilisent les centres de santé, écoles et marchés de ces communes.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the announcement of nearly $17m in extra funding for its work by the Government of Japan. The funding will allow UNHCR to expand the provision of emergency items, shelter and cash assistance to Iraqi families displaced from Mosul conflict and to Syrian refugees. The bulk of the funding - $14.3m – will be allocated to programmes for Iraqis recently displaced due to the Mosul offensive, with $ 2.6m allocated to the agency’s work for Syrian refugees, mainly in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I).
BRAZZAVILLE, REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO **– **Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) se réjouit de la généreuse contribution du gouvernement du Japon d’un montant de 1 933 000 dollars américains, dont 1 million donné en nature (73 tonnes de conserves de poisson). Cette contribution va permettre au PAM de venir en aide à des milliers d’enfants vulnérables, en leur apportant des repas chauds quotidiens dans le cadre des cantines scolaires.
Countries bordering on the Pacific Ocean will test their capacity to handle a major tsunami in an exercise from 15 to 17 February, held to identify possible shortcomings in the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System, established under the auspices of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).
This case study gives an overview of the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) initial emergency response to the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (GEJET) which happened on the 11 March 2011. The timeframe covered is approximately 3 weeks during the time of launch of the response and frst phase of the relief period. It also looks at the challenges the Emergency response teams faced after the cascading disaster which triggered the accident at the Fukushima – Daiichi nuclear power plant.
YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the announcement last week of a US$85.2 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 33 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
The Government of Japan has committed a new assistance of USD 46,668,925 to the Palestinian people through international organizations and Japanese NGOs.
The Government of Japan has committed over USD 3.6 million to support IOM’s response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Somalia. The funds will help IOM address urgent needs of vulnerable migrants, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees and host communities throughout 2017 and into 2018.
ANTANANARIVO – Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) a reçu une contribution financière de 2,3 millions de dollars américains ainsi qu’un don en nature de 620 tonnes de riz du gouvernement du Japon au profit du programme d’alimentation scolaire mis en œuvre sous la conduite du Ministère de l’Education Nationale.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), concluded a 6-week Construction related technical skills training programme for 125 selected community members in Ramadi, Anbar Governorate. With generous contributions from the Government of Japan, the technical capacity building and training in carpentry, welding, aluminium works, plumbing, electricity and traditional building skills were conducted under the project titled “Promoting Urban Recovery in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq”.
Nairobi, 7 February 2017 - The Government of Japan announced on 31 January that it has granted 1.067 million US dollars to UNFPA Somalia to support programmes aimed at health system strengthening in Somalia with emphasis on returnees and marginalised communities. The programme focuses on accelerating reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality and related morbidity in Somalia.
Grant Contracts for two Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) were signed today by Mr. Takeshi Okubo, Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the PA, and representatives of Al-Tawfiq cooperative society for fishermen and Al-Mughraqa Municipality at UNDP Headquarter in Gaza for a total amount of US$ 162,375.
Al-Tawfiq cooperative society for fishermen received a grant of US$ 82,450 that they will use to install the Ice molds and flake ice machine in the ice factory of Al-Tawfiq.
MOROTO – The Japanese Ambassador to Uganda today handed over food to boost nutrition for 50,000 infants, mothers and pregnant women in Karamoja to prevent child stunting in the region.
The handover took place at Nadunget Health Centre III in Moroto District, where the Ambassador, H.E Kazuaki Kameda, gave Super Cereal and Super Cereal Plus and fortified vegetable oil, channelled through the mother-and-child health and nutrition programme run by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
01/02/2017 | 16:19 | Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Metropolitana, Lib. Gral Bernardo O’Higgins, Maule, Biobío, Araucanía.
Como parte de las coordinaciones internacionales, ONEMI se reunió con una delegación de expertos japoneses, quienes han indicado que el Gobierno japonés donará 500 mil litros de solución retardante; y con la Coordinadora Residente de Naciones Unidas en Chile, quien ha activado al Equipo de Evaluación y Coordinación en caso de Desastres (UNDAC).
Juba — The Diet (Parliament) of Japan approved the $22.4 million budget for South Sudan’s humanitarian and reconstruction assistance through its partnership with international organizations.