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28 Mar 2017 description

Juba, 28 March 2017 – The Government of Japan has contributed USD 906,000 for the mine action project “Humanitarian Mine Action in Support of Conflict Affected Communities in South Sudan.” Over the past five years, Japan has contribution over USD 13 million to mine action operations in South Sudan. Last year alone, Japanese-funded teams cleared a total of 1,799,211 sqm, and closed 450 spot tasks including emergency operations by UNMAS Quick Response Teams to survey and clear civilian locations in Juba in the immediate aftermath of conflict in July 2016.

28 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On March 28, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 15 million US dollars through the World Bank’s Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF), to provide emergency health and medical care assistance for Syrian refugees and to their host communities’ Jordanian inhabitants.

28 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On March 28, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 2 million US dollars to newly arrived displaced persons in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, who were affected by the destabilized situation in northern Rakhine State, Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

28 Mar 2017 description
report The Global Fund

TOKYO — The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomes the Japanese Diet’s passage of the fiscal 2016 supplementary budget and the fiscal 2017 budget, which includes Japan’s contribution of US$313 million to the Global Fund.

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said: “As a founder of the Global Fund, Japan has always attached the utmost importance to the Global Fund. I believe this contribution once again highlights Japan’s intention to contribute even further to addressing global health challenges based on the principle of leaving no one behind.”

27 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Japan

The Government of Japan provided emergency relief goods, namely 500 tents, 40 plastic sheets, 40 water purifiers and 800 portable jerry cans. This is in response to the damage caused by the recent floods and cyclone and in light of the friendly relations between the people of Japan and Zimbabwe.

27 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

El Gobierno del Japón apoyará al Perú con artículos de emergencia como carpas, frazadas, colchonetas, entre otros, para atender a las poblaciones afectadas por la caída de huaicos e inundaciones.

Así lo dio a conocer hoy la embajada de Japón en el Perú, que precisa que la ayuda llegará a través de la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional del Japón (JICA).

“La información detallada de esta cooperación será publicada cuando se cuente con mayor precisión sobre este apoyo”, informó la delegación diplomática.

27 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • Amidst persisting political instability and the deteriorating security situation in Libya, as well as an increase in food insecurity for IDPs, returnees and refugees in need of food assistance, WFP aims to scale up monthly to reach 175,000 food insecure individuals during the last quarter of 2017. WFP will give priority to those most vulnerable to food insecurity, including unemployed households headed by women.

In Numbers

27 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. Today, March 24, upon the request of the Government of the Republic of Peru, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, blankets, sleeping pads etc.) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Peru, in response to the flood disaster caused by heavy rain.

24 Mar 2017 description

Bujumbura, Burundi – Le Gouvernement du Japon a annoncé une contribution financière de 741 000 dollars américains pour aider environ 900 jeunes femmes et hommes du Burundi à créer de petites entreprises et contribuer au développement communautaire.

« La stabilité sociale dans la région est l’une des priorités du Japon, ce qui nous a décidé à apporter ce soutien à la jeunesse vulnérable du Burundi » a déclaré Son Excellence l’ambassadeur du Japon au Burundi, M. Takayuki MIYASHITA, qui a ajouté que le Japon est un partenaire de long terme du Burundi.

24 Mar 2017 description

Son Excellence Monsieur Hiroshi KARUBE, Ambassadeur du Japon en République Démocratique du Congo a pris part ce jeudi 23 mars 2017 à la Revue Conjointe entre le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD) et le Japon, ainsi qu’à la cérémonie de remise de 900 lanternes solaires de marque Panasonic, don de l’entreprise japonaise à la République démocratique du Congo à travers le PNUD.

23 Mar 2017 description

In Numbers

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)

Highlights

  • Since 19 February, WFP has provided emergency assistance to over 360,000 people from western Mosul.

23 Mar 2017 description

By Yuki Matsuoka

SENDAI, Japan, 23 March 2017 – Schoolchildren and businesses in Japan are working hard to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year blueprint adopted at a UN conference in their country in 2015.

22 Mar 2017 description
report UNOPS

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.

22 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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.

Operational Updates

22 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Japan

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.

22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

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.

22 Mar 2017 description

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.

22 Mar 2017 description

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.

21 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. 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.

21 Mar 2017 description
report UNOPS

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.