KHARTOUM, 28 May 2015 – During an event organized today in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) commissioned soybean processing equipment to the Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre of Sudan and distributed different types of soybean-based products to people living in flood-stricken areas.
KHARTOUM, Sudan – 28th May 2015 - The Japanese Ambassador to Sudan, His Excellency Hideki ITO, completed a three-day visit from 24th to 26th May 2015 to Government of Japan supported interventions in nutrition, health, water, and sanitation and hygiene promotion in North and West Darfur.
Kathmandu – 26 May 2015 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday reaffirmed a strong partnership with Japan on the occasion of the “Build Back Better” Reconstruction Seminar organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Government of Nepal in Katmandu.
The seminar, which took place one month after the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal, was intended to exchange information and expertise, including practical experiences of Japanese rehabilitation and reconstruction processes to support building back better in Nepal.
Recently, the Japan International Development Agency (JICA) has announced the results of 2nd year of project implementation “Developing a society to adapt to natural disasters in Vietnam”.
MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) led the Philippine government in signing the grant agreement for community development in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.
Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan and Noriaki Niwa, Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Philippine Office, signed the grant agreement in May 25, 2015 on behalf of the Philippine and Japanese Governments, respectively.
On 19 May 2015, from approximately 18.30 to 19.30, the Hon. Shinzo ABE, Prime Minister of Japan held a summit meeting with the Hon. Rear Admiral (Retired) Josaia Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji in Tokyo, on the occasion of the visit to Japan by the latter. After the meeting, starting at 19.45, Prime Minister ABE hosted Prime Minister BAINIMARAMA to dinner.
21 May 2015 - A newly constructed security fence at Juba River Port will play a key role in facilitating humanitarian assistance, UNMISS Japanese Engineering contingent commander Col. Nishimur Osamu said in the national capital today.
Col. Nishimur, who was speaking at the hand-over ceremony of the fence constructed by his contingent to the South Sudanese government, said it will enhance the efficiency of UNMISS operations and humanitarian activities.
Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Saturday 5/23/2015 - 02:31 GMT
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday pledged $453 million in aid to Pacific island nations to help them combat climate change and natural disasters.
Abe made the pledge as leaders of 14 Pacific island nations gathered for a two-day meeting, which began on Friday in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, to discuss their development needs.
NAY PYI TAW – Four United Nations organisations today welcomed a generous and timely contribution of 2.362 billion Japanese Yen (approximately US$ 19.5 million) from the Government of Japan to support humanitarian and development activities in Myanmar
On May 22(Friday), the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 2.4 million US dollars (approximately 290 million Japanese yen) through the International Committee of the Red Cross(ICRC), International Organization of Migration (IOM) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to support internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Yemen and Yemeni refugees in Djibouti and Somalia, etc. in the area of medical care, foods and non-food materials, and the evacuation of foreign nationals from Yemen.
Kathmandu — The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on have signed an agreement for US$1 million emergency grant in the aftermath of the two devastating Nepal earthquakes to manage debris and create emergency employment through a cash-for-work programme.
The fund will help jumpstart rapid recovery in the most affected districts, including debris management, safe demolition of damaged buildings, tools and equipment support, and other necessary support needed for early recovery over the next nine months.
The Governments of Samoa and Japan have united yet again in another historical landmark agreement that will help benefit Pacific island communities through the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
The agreement was signed in Samoa by Mr. Yutaka Fukase of Japan International Cooperation Agency, Mr. Lavea Tupa’imatuna Iulai Lavea, CEO of Ministry of Finance, and Mr. Kosi Latu, Acting Director General of Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme.
Over 2 million people died from natural disasters between 1970 and 2014 in Asia and the Pacific, or 56.6 per cent of the fatalities globally. Earthquakes and tsunamis were the main cause of deaths, despite their relatively infrequent occurrences.
6 billion people from the region were affected by disasters over the same period, or 87.6 per cent of people affected globally. Floods and drought were not the deadliest disasters but affected the highest number of people at 5 billion.
By Pita Ligaiula in Tokyo, Japan
Japan has finally gave formal recognition to the state of Niue, a self-governing Pacific island in free association with New Zealand.
This was revealed Wednesday by Japan’s Director Pacific Ocean Division Asia and Oceania Affairs bureau, Yukihiro Wada, ahead of the PALM 7 Summit later in the week, during a briefing with Pacific journalists in Tokyo.
As part of Japanese Red Cross Society programmes that are designed to help affected communities recovering after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, a new after-school club has been completed in Yamada town, Iwate prefecture, providing a safe place where the children can play together happily and freely after school.
A year on from the Ebola outbreak, a new campaign with journalists, students and teachers is injecting fresh energy into the drive to kick Ebola out of Sierra Leone.
KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$3 million from the Government of Japan to support its emergency response in Nepal, including the provision of essential logistics services for the entire humanitarian community.
Japan’s contribution is part of its US$14 million assistance package to the people affected by the recent earthquakes in Nepal.
The Governments of the Republic of Liberia and Japan have signed a Non-Project Grant Aid valued at 4.2 Million United States Dollars for economic and social development at a ceremony held on Monday, May 18, 2015 in the conference room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Acting Foreign Minister Hon. B. Elias Shoniyin signed on behalf of the Government of Liberia while Ambassador Kaoru Yoshimura signed on behalf of the Japanese Government.
By Fredrik Dahl, IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication
Vienna – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today provided its Member States with a report by Director General Yukiya Amano on the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, as part of continuous efforts to strengthen nuclear safety worldwide.
En el salvadoreño cantón de El Portillo, municipio de San Isidro (departamento de La Unión), los veranos se han prolongado y las lluvias se han convertido en un fenómeno prácticamente inexistente. Llueve poco, y cuando lo hace, es en forma de tormentas que poco benefician a los habitantes de la zona.