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25 May 2015 description
report Government of Japan

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.

24 May 2015 description

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.

23 May 2015 description

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.

22 May 2015 description

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

22 May 2015 description
report Government of Japan
  1. 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.

22 May 2015 description

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.

22 May 2015 description

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.

21 May 2015 description

Key findings

  • 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.

21 May 2015 description

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.

21 May 2015 description

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.

20 May 2015 description
report UN Women

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.

19 May 2015 description

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.

19 May 2015 description

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.

17 May 2015 description

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.

15 May 2015 description
report World Bank

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.

14 May 2015 description

‘Dream Bags’ from Japanese Lay Buddhist Organization Rissho Kosei -kai (RKK) have been distributed to almost 10,000 Palestine refugee children studying in UNRWA schools in Gaza and Lebanon.

14 May 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Wheat production 2015 forecast to increase

  • Cereal imports in 2015/16 marketing year forecast at average levels

Wheat production 2015 forecast to increase

13 May 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

The UN agency is scaling up its response

Kathmandu, Nepal - May 13, 2015: The United Nations Population Fund expresses its gratitude to the Government of Japan for its generous contribution of USD 1 million towards UNFPA's lifesaving interventions for women and girls in Nepal affected by the devastating earthquake of April 25.

13 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 27 April, UNHCR started the biometric enrolment of the population living in Zone 1 (Blocks 1 to 5), in Mberra Camp.

  • UNHCR is currently completing the verification exercise for individuals registered as refugees in UNHCR’s database and presumed to be Mauritanian nationals.

  • In April, UNHCR prepared the implementation of its new health strategy for urban refugees and asylum seekers in Nouakchott and Nouadhibou. Consultation meetings were organized with refugees, the authorities and partner agencies.

13 May 2015 description

Wednesday 13 May, 2015 – Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq - Japan and UNESCO have joined hands to address the grave consequences of Iraq’s present emergency situation on education. The government of Japan has pledged $3,000,000 in funding to help UNESCO implement two education projects that will benefit IDPs and Syrian refugees in Iraq including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.