- Japan: Earthquake and Tsunami - Mar 2011
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Japan: Floods - Jul 2008
- Japan: Earthquake - Oct 2004
- Japan: Typhoon Tokage - Oct 2004
- East and South Asia: Typhoon Aere and Typhoon Chaba - Aug 2004
- Japan: Floods and Mudslides - Jul 2004
- Japan: Hokkaido Earthquake - Sep 2003
- Japan: Earthquake - Jul 2003
- Japan: Earthquake - Jan 1995
On Friday, August 18, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (Tent, Plastic Sheet etc.) to the Government of Sierra Leone, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the latter Government following serious damage from the heavy flooding and landslides.
Today, August 20, upon the request of the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (blankets, plastic sheets etc.) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Nepal in response to the damages incurred from the floods caused by the heavy rainfall since August 11 around Southern areas of the country.
N’DJAMENA –Le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) des Nations Unies au Tchad salue la contribution du Japon s’élevant à 2,6 millions de dollars (300 millions de Yen, soit 1,53 milliards de francs CFA) pour fournir une assistance alimentaire à 177 000 personnes vulnérables vivant dans le Sahel au Tchad, dont beaucoup ne savent pas d’où viendra leur prochain repas.
N’DJAMENA ── The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes Ja-pan’s contribution of US$2.6 million (Yen 300 million) to provide food assistance to 177,000 vulnerable people in Chad’s Sahel region, many of whom are uncertain where their next meal will come from.
The funding will contribute to providing WFP rations of cereals, pulses, oil and salt to some 62,500 Chadian households in the Sahel, along with half-rations to 114,500 Su-danese refugees who have been living in camps in the East for more than a decade.
16 August 2017, Severodonetsk – A motor road overpass, repaired by the UN Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) with financial support from the government of Japan, is an important transport and logistical artery connecting the three largest cities in the government-controlled part of Luhansk Oblast, in particular towns of Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, and Rubizhne.
Freetown – IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Government of Japan last week (10/08) handed over the first water purification facility in Sierra Leone to the resettled community of Mile 6, Koya Rural.
The facility, located about 50 kilometers outside Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, will provide safe drinking water to the population resettled at Mile 6 in the aftermath of the flash floods that ravaged Freetown in September 2015.
Those floods caused widespread property damage and displaced thousands from their homes.
A grant agreement for a project aimed at improving Việt Nam’s flood management capability with total budget of US$18.2 million was signed on Thursday between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA).
The 36-month project, entitled “Emergency Reservoir Operation and Effective Flood Management Using Water-related Disaster Management Information Systems,” will concentrate on the Hương River – the main river running through the central region of Việt Nam – and its basin.
The Representative of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, Ambassador Takeshi Okubo, and the Programme Manager of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Palestine Programme, marked the completion of the Japan funded project to clear and remove explosive remnants of war (ERW) in Gaza. The event, held in Gaza City included ERW risk education demonstrations, as well as a photography display showcasing the completed DBB activities.
The agency will provide assistance for the reconstruction of the ravine Poisson and Cul De Sac bridges.
The Government of Saint Lucia and the Government of Japan will, today, sign a Japanese aid agreement.
The assistance, provided through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will make available technical and financial assistance to the Government of Saint Lucia for the reconstruction of two bridges—the Ravine Poisson and Cul de Sac bridges.
Baghdad, 8 August 2017 – Ninety six Iraqi police officers have successfully completed the first responder community police training course aimed to enable them to deliver risk education to local communities and provide immediate response, if an explosive hazard is suspected or identified within their community. The training was conducted by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), in cooperation with the Iraqi Ministry of Interior and with funding provided by the Government of Japan.
8 August 2017 – The third cycle of the UNITAR South Sudan Fellowship Programme: Entrepreneurship and Leadership Youth Training began as 25 young South Sudanese professionals took part in the programme’s Orientation Workshop in Juba, South Sudan. The programme is a six-month capacity-building training for junior- to mid-career-level professionals that focuses on project management, leadership, and social entrepreneurship skills.
MANILA – Around 38,000 displaced Filipinos affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City will receive food assistance thanks to a $1.2 million contribution from the Government of Japan to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the ongoing relief operations in Mindanao.
- Tropical Cyclone NORU continued moving over the North Western Pacific Ocean, towards Osumi islands (Ryukyu Archipelago). On 7 August morning (UTC), it was forecast to pass over or very close to Muroto city (Kochi prefecture, Sikoku island) as a Typhoon. Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving over central and eastern Honshu island, weakening but remaining a Tropical Storm.
Ayeyarwady, Bago, Magway and Sagaing regions
CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT
More than 130,000 new disaster displacements between 2 and 21 July
Typhoon Noru has weakened to a Category 1 cyclone as it moves across western Japan. As of 7 August, two deaths were reported. In western Japan, an estimated 15,000 people were provided with temporary evacuation advisories as of the morning of 7 August. As the system moves slowly towards the main island of Honshu, authorities warn of a heightened risk of landslides, flooding and storm surges in the coming days.
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.
The Minister of Climate Change launched in its compound the 9 Port Vila Tsunami Sirens on the 3rd of August 2017. The government of Japan through the World Bank funded the 3-year project known as Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (MDRR) that aims to identify urban hazard areas in Vanuatu and strengthen resources to increase preparedness toward Tsunami events. The launching event, marking the MDRR project completion, was attended by NGOS, Private Sectors, The Lord Mayor, Shefa Province Representative, Ministry of Climate Change staff and other government officers.
MARDIN, Turkey- Seven-year-old Zahra is bouncing off the walls of her family’s one room house. She is bursting with excitement at the prospect of seeing Nisreen, her caseworker from AAR Japan. UNHCR has partnered up with the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) to provide specialized child protection in the south-eastern Turkish province of Mardin, where AAR Japan estimates that disabled and special needs children, like Zahra who is autistic, make up a quarter of all refugee children.
Protecting displaced children, families and host communities from disease and illnesses
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No. 30- 2017
On July 28, Japan decided to extend humanitarian grant aid of 2,000,000 U.S. dollars (approximately 222,000,000 Japanese yen) to support relief operations for those affected by the Marawi crisis in Mindanao through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).