10 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA)
18 governorates affected
3.1 million people displaced (IOM)
938,000 people food insecure (WFP, CFSVA)
233,000 Syrian refugees in Iraq (UNHCR)
Since 19 February, WFP has provided emergency assistance to over 360,000 people from western Mosul.
Without water there would be no life – it’s a necessity for all living things, from the smallest of plants to the largest of animals. For some people, getting enough water to survive is still a daily struggle.
Around the world, water drives people. An abundance of it draws people, builds up communities and business, and creates life. A lack of it drives people away, prevents communities and businesses from flourishing, and chokes off life before it can begin.
WFP signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Education, underpinning the commitment of the Government to optimising the school meals programme with the models piloted by WFP.
The Japanese embassy in Bishkek announced a donation of USD 83,000 for canteen equipment in WFP supported schools.
Juba – The Embassy of Japan in South Sudan and National Women Empowerment & Rehabilitation Organization (NWERO) have made an announcement for launch of “the Project for Supply Community Based Schools with Clean and Safe Drinking Water,” at Malakia Primary School, Juba. The signed notes for the project were exchanged between H.E Kiya Masahiko, Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, and Mrs. Editha Meling Kenyi, Executive Director of NWERO.
16 March 2017, Mingkaman, Awerial South, South Sudan – The Government of Japan and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, donated a solar-powered electrical system to the people of Awerial to provide electricity to the reproductive health clinic serving people displaced by the conflict in the region.
Yaoundé, le 17 mars 2017- Le Gouvernement japonais renouvelle son appui aux centrafricains et aux réfugiés, aux retournés et aux déplacés internes touchés par la crise sécuritaire et humanitaire, en République centrafricaine (RCA), en accordant un nouveau financement de 8,207 millions de dollars américains aux agences des Nations Unies en 2017.
Yaoundé, 14 March 2017 – The Government of Japan renews its support for Central Africans and refugees, returnees and IDPs in the Central African Republic, affected by the security and humanitarian crisis, by granting new funding of 8.207 million US dollars to programmes of United Nations agencies in 2017.
On March 21, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents and plastic sheets) to the Republic of Madagascar, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the serious damage caused by the recent cyclone.
The Military Medical Clinical Centre of the Central Region in Vinnytsia is one of six hospitals throughout Ukraine to receive medical equipment with support from the Government of Japan.
The Government of Japan donated a Computed Tomography (CT) scanner and endoscopy equipment —worth a total value of $660,000 — to the hospital on 20 March 2017.
The new equipment will significantly improve medical examinations. The CT scanner will replace a broken scanner and will allow the hospital to perform up to 140 medical examinations every month.
JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$8.4 million from the Government of Japan to support its emergency response and the WFP-managed United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in South Sudan.
Oral cholera vaccination campaign launched
Sulaymaniyah, 16 March 2017 – Eighteen Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency (IKMAA) officials successfully completed the Improvised Explosive Device Defeat (IEDD) Management Course. The course was funded by the Government of Japan to enhance regional capacity to respond to explosive hazards. So far, 33 IKMAA officials received training from UNMAS since Mar 2016.
On March 16, upon the request of the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, plastic sheets, portable jerry cans, etc.) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Zimbabwe in response to the damage caused by the recent flood and cyclone.
On March 14, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 26 million US dollars in response to the famine in the Middle East and Africa through 6 international organizations and agencies including the World Food Programme (WFP).
This assistance is also provided as a swift response to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s call for support. Japan will provide humanitarian assistance such as food, nutrition, health and WASH (Water and Sanitation) in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Yemen, and Kenya.
New York - The United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Arab States and the Government of Japan signed today an agreement to expand efforts to restore reliable electricity to communities affected by the crisis in Syria. The agreement will be implemented by UNDP Syria and builds on ongoing support by the Government of Japan for UNDP’s efforts to reach the most vulnerable people across the crisis-torn country.
The Government of Japan has been providing funds to non-profit organizations such as NGOs, Schools, Medical Institutions and local governments through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. This assistance was initiated in Somalia in 2015.
On 20th February 2017, the Grant Contract for GGP was signed by H.E. Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa, the Ambassador of Japan to Somalia. The grant, valued at USD 82,991, will be provided to the Formal Education Network for Private Schools (FENPS), based in Mogadishu, Somalia.
On 12 March 2017, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) officially handed over total 489 housing units in Ramadi, Anbar Governorate, rehabilitated/ installed under the project titled “Promoting Urban Recovery in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq” generously funded by the Government of Japan.
Baghdad, 12 March 2017 – A handover ceremony was held today to mark the completion of the project aimed at increasing and improving safety for IDPs, refugees, returnees and host communities through installation of solar street lights. The project was funded by the Government of Japan and implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in cooperation with the Government of Iraq.
On the morning of the 27th of February 2017, H.E. Mr. Shinichi Saida, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia visited the IICBA offices for the signing ceremony, on behalf of the government of Japan, providing funding of a sum of 1 million USD to IICBA. The funds will go towards IICBA’s project, ‘Teacher Training and Development for Peace-Building in the Horn of Africa and Surrounding Countries’, which will support teachers and teacher educators from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.
Gaza, 05 March 2017 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan concluded the Gaza Youth Employability Protection in the Gaza Strip project through a ceremony that took place in Rafah City in the presence of H.E Takeshi Okubo, Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority and UNDP Head of Gaza Office Mr Basil Nasser. Through the project, 430 youth were given the opportunity to develop their skills and livelihoods.