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28 Jun 2016 description
report Government of Tonga

27th June 2016 - On Wednesday, 22 June 2016, the Government of Japan and the people of Niuatoputapu celebrated the commissioning of the Upgraded Water Supply System for the villages of Hihifo, Vaipoa and Falehau of Niuatoputapu, funded through the Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects, GGP.

26 Jun 2016 description
report El Universo

Que el Gobierno y la comunidad entiendan el riesgo de tsunami que tienen las ciudades costeras ecuatorianas y evitar la recurrencia de la misma vulnerabilidad, fueron las recomendaciones que dio al Ecuador Goto Ko, director de la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional de Japón (JICA), luego del terremoto del 16 de abril.

26 Jun 2016 description

On 23 June 2016, the temporary premises of Fallujah University, located inside the Veterinary College, Baghdad University in Abu Ghraib, were inaugurated. With the generous contribution from the Government of Japan, the temporary premises of Fallujah University were established by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) providing 25 classrooms and 128 residential units that can accommodate 512 students, in addition to basic site infrastructure and an administration building.

24 Jun 2016 description
report GAVI Alliance

New multi-year commitment will help Vaccine Alliance partners towards goal of immunising 300m children by 2020

Geneva, 26 May 2016 – The Government of Japan has agreed to contribute a further US$ 76 million to support childhood immunisation in developing countries. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance will use this first multi-year pledge from Japan to contribute towards efforts to immunise a further 300 million children by 2020, helping to save up to six million lives.

23 Jun 2016 description
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On 23 June 2016, the temporary premises of Fallujah University, located inside the Veterinary College, Baghdad University in Abu Ghraib, were inaugurated. With the generous contribution from the Government of Japan, the temporary premises of Fallujah University were established by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) providing 25 classrooms and 128 residential units that can accommodate 512 students, in addition to basic site infrastructure and an administration building.

21 Jun 2016 description

Ecuador - The Government of Japan has released USD 500,000 to support IOM’s response to the 7.8 earthquake that struck the country's Pacific coast on 16 April and left approximately 80,000 people displaced.

The Ambassador of Japan in Ecuador, Hitoshi Noda, announced that the funds are part of the Emergency Grant Aid amounting to USD 1.35 million, directed to priorities identified in the Flash Appeal in response to the earthquake. The donation will be channelled through IOM, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

20 Jun 2016 description

El Gobierno de Japón, como parte de la respuesta al llamado de Emergencia (Flash Appeal), realizado por las Naciones Unidas tras el terremoto ocurrido en Ecuador el pasado 16 de abril, decidió extender una asistencia de emergencia para el país por un monto de 1.35 millones de dólares, que serán ejecutados por el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF) y la Organización Internacional para la Migración (OIM).

20 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In the 18 most affected provinces, the ongoing El Niño-induced drought and saline intrusion emergency has adversely impacted the lives of two million people, including 520,000 children and one million women.

  • The Government-One UN multi-sectoral Joint Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is seeking US$48.5 million. So far 31% of this appeal has been mobilized from various sources.

17 Jun 2016 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On Friday, June 17, the Government of Japan decided to implement Emergency Grant Aid amounting to 1.35 million USD (approximately 150 million JPY) in response to the earthquake damage in Ecuador, through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  2. In this Emergency Grant Aid, emergency assistance such as water and sanitation, shelter, and assistance for early recovery is to be provided for the areas most affected by the earthquake in Ecuador.

16 Jun 2016 description

Contents

Director's Note

Pacific Climate Change Centre to begin construction in June 2017

Pacific in Bonn

Green Climate Fund training workshop on Readiness Fund

Pacific islands involvement in the IPCC processes

Improved Pacific Climate Change Portal now at your fingertips

SPREP facilitates range of training seminars for crew of Va’a Gaualofa

SPREP through the Pacific Meteorological Desk and Partnership host two work attachments from Tokelau

April continues record temperature streak

15 Jun 2016 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan has decided, in response to a request from the Government of Guinea, to provide favipiravir (“Avigan” Tablets), an anti-influenza drug developed by the Fujifilm Group company Toyama Chemical Co.

  2. The drug’s safety and efficacy for the Ebola treatment have been suggested through clinical trials that took place in Guinea last year, and the Government of Guinea places great importance to this drug.

13 Jun 2016 description

[Nay Pyi Taw – 2nd June, 2016] The Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Mr. Toily Kurbanov, and the Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar Mr. Tateshi Higuchi, signed a ¥113m (US$1m) funding agreement to support UNDP’s work in Myanmar in the area of rule of law.

Four Rule of Law Centres, established by UNDP in Yangon, Mandalay, as well as Myitkyina (Kachin State) and Taunggyi (Shan State) enable legal professionals, community leaders and civil society organizations to access knowledge and to nurture skills and general awareness of the law.

10 Jun 2016 description

While schools have already restarted in Mashiki-machi, Kumamoto, the number of evacuees at Hiroyasu Elementary School has declined to 157 from 800-plus at its peak. Nevertheless, still 136 people are staying in the school gym, 11 are in a special classroom and 10 are in their cars. As for those whose houses were completely destroyed or severely damaged, they are still being forced to seek refuge. Likewise, those who are yet to be allocated with a temporary housing still need to remain at the shelter.

10 Jun 2016 description

Aden, 9 June 2016 – UNDP and the Government of Japan launch the support to the local authorities to remove debris and rubble from Aden City.

09 Jun 2016 description

Why a regional focus model?

A key challenge faced by humanitarian agencies is how to ensure that limited available resources are allocated where they are most needed and are efficiently delivered in a principled manner. Decisions to allocate resources must strike a balance between meeting the immediate needs of crisis affected communities and supporting efforts to strengthen resilience and response preparedness to future emergencies.

09 Jun 2016 description
report Project HOPE

Millwood, VA, June 9, 2016

Medical volunteers from Project HOPE, the global health education and humanitarian assistance organization, have joined Pacific Partnership 2016, the 11th annual humanitarian aid mission and disaster response exercise led by the U.S. Navy to the Asia Pacific Region. Traveling aboard the USNS Mercy, a 1,000-bed hospital ship, the medical volunteers will support the U.S. Navy and partner nations by providing medical care, teaching medical topics and implementing side-by-side trainings with local health care professionals.

09 Jun 2016 description

The Conference on Inter-regional Comparisons of Humanitarian Action was held alongside the Re-launch of the NTS-Asia Consortium. The conference was organised by the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Programme at the RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies.