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18 Jul 2017 description
  • 33%of international migrants are from G20 countries

  • 50% of international migrants reside in G20 countries

  • 122 million migrants live in G20 countries, representing 2.6% of the total population

17 Jul 2017 description
report UNIDO

JUBA, 1 July 2017 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan launched a project to increase resilience and self-help capacities of South Sudan communities. The initiative will help to restore livelihoods through small-scale business development.

14 Jul 2017 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 July 2017) — Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

14 Jul 2017 description

The 100 school-construction project in Rakhine State under the aid programme of Bridge Asia Japan (BAJ) will be completed in coming August, according to yesterday’s report of an official in BAJ office based in Maungtaw.

“Our BAJ has a project of 100 schools construction in Rakhine State including Buthidaung and Maungtaw. This is five-year project, starting from September 2012 to be finished in August 2017. We are conducting it in 17 townships of Rakhine State,” said a project manager from Maungtaw’s BAJ office.

12 Jul 2017 description

Bangkok, Thailand – Six years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of Japan has committed funding to UNDP to improve disaster risk information and carry out tsunami-awareness programmes in schools across the Asia-Pacific region. ­­­­

10 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN declares Yemen the largest cholera outbreak globally, with more than 297,400 new suspected cases and 1,706 related deaths as of July 7

  • The population in need of humanitarian assistance increased by nearly 2 million people between November 2016 and April 2017

  • USG announces nearly $192 million in new humanitarian funding to support critical relief efforts in Yemen

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 Jul 2017 description

Niamey - The World Food Programme (WFP) in Niger welcomes a US$5.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan that underscores its ongoing commitment to help lift the most vulnerable Nigeriens out of poverty in a long-term, sustainable way.

“The much needed Japanese contribution will allow WFP to continue its resilience activities and maintain the results gained,” said WFP Niger Country Director Benoit Thiry.

07 Jul 2017 description

Japan has provided four ambulances to Nepal Red Cross Society under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GAGHSP) of the Japanese government.

04 Jul 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone NANMADOL continued moving northeastward slightly strengthening but remaining a Tropical Storm. On 4 July at 0.00 UTC, it made landfall approx 40 km east of Nagasaki city (Kyushu island, Japan) as a Tropical Storm and continued moving east crossing the prefecture of Nagasaki of Kumamoto and Oita.
  • According to JMA, as of 4 July at 9.00 UTC, several warnings for heavy rain, flood, high waves, gales and thunderstorms are in effect for Kumamoto prefecture (Kyushu island), the northern, southwestern prefectures of Honshu island.
04 Jul 2017 description

July 2, 2017 Yangon

A Handing Over Ceremony for a unique housing project for the poorest and most vulnerable families took place this morning in Dagon Seikan Township in Yangon Region.

03 Jul 2017 description

• India - Monsoon, Floods: Heavy rain and thunderstorms have been affecting areas of Assam, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Jharkhand states in the past days. 453 villages have been flooded and over 800 000 people are affected by floods in the state of Assam, up to 1 500 people have been displaced in the Morbi municipality (Gujarat State) and several landslides have been triggered by the rain in Himachal Pradesh state. Over the next 24h heavy rain is expected to continue to affect the northeastern states of India. Sources: ASDM, IMD, Media

03 Jul 2017 description

The Government of Japan in accordance with the long term economic cooperation between the two Countries has agreed to provide grant assistance of Rs. 3,422 million under the Grant Aid Program for the Establishment of a Radar Weather Network in Sri Lanka.

The signing of Exchange of Notes and Grant Agreement pertaining to the above Grant took place today (30th June) at the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media.

30 Jun 2017 description

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$4.5 million contribution from the Government of Japan, to help WFP fight the devastating food crisis in Yemen, building on the US$12.99 million grant contributed by Japan earlier this year.

This latest contribution will allow WFP to meet the food needs of more than 760,000 desperately hungry people in Yemen through its general food assistance (GFA) programme, in addition to partly covering the monthly nutrition needs of more than 280,000 pregnant and nursing women across Yemen.

25 Jun 2017 description

Japan - Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship League donated a package of drinking bottles for the victims affected by the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.

The goods were handed over to Prof. Dammika Ganganath Disanayake, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Japan on 19th June at the House of Representative Building in Tokyo with the participation of Wataru Takeshita, President, Mme. Yuko Obuchi, Secretary General Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship League and Kazuya Nashida, Director General, Asian Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

22 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Japan’s experience in increasing the safety of the built environment through an incremental, context-specific approach to building regulation offers key lessons for developing countries seeking to mitigate disaster risk.

The importance of building regulation in mitigating disaster risk

22 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Assisting the Most Vulnerable Would Be Significant Progress

When looking for solutions to the global refugee crisis, Japan is often identified as a country that could do more. It contributes generously to the United Nations refugee agency but does very little in terms of recognizing asylum seekers in Japan or in resettling refugees stranded, often in terrible conditions, in Thailand, Lebanon, Kenya, Pakistan and elsewhere.

21 Jun 2017 description

by Emma Batha

Total assistance rose for a fourth consecutive year, but the pace of growth slowed - one factor behind the slowdown may have been the lack of sudden large-scale disasters

LONDON, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International humanitarian aid hit a record $27.3 billion last year, but several leading donors in the Middle East slashed their contributions, data published on Wednesday showed.

18 Jun 2017 description

Con el propósito de fortalecer las acciones en monitoreo y prevención en áreas aledañas a los volcanes Pacaya y Santiaguito que lleva a cabo la Secretaría Ejecutiva de la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres –SE CONRED-, a través de la Unidad de Prevención de Volcanes, el viernes 05 de mayo la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional del Japón –JICA, por sus siglas en inglés-, realizó la entrega de 5 motocicletas con su equipo de protección, así como radios portátiles de comunicación, megáfonos, entre otros.

El equipo consiste en:

16 Jun 2017 description

South Sudan - An estimated 5.5 million people in South Sudan are facing severe food insecurity and malnutrition due to conflict and a collapsing economy. Families’ coping mechanisms are declining as many communities face multiple displacements and reduced access to crops, markets and basic services.

The Government of Japan is providing USD 1 million to support IOM’s efforts to mitigate the impact of severe food insecurity on families across South Sudan through lifesaving health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) assistance.

16 Jun 2017 description

The 5th Board Meeting of the Stabilisation Facility for Libya (SFL) was held at the Corinthia Hotel, in Tripoli on the 14th of June. The Board, co-chaired on behalf of the GNA by Minister of Planning designate, Dr Taher Jehaimi and on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, by Ms Maria Ribeiro, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General and UNDP Representative for Libya, reviewed progress and future opportunities for the SFL. The SFL, managed by UNDP, supports Government action to provide tangible assistance to cities affected by the crisis.