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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

30 May 2017 description
report UNIDO

Working Together to Lay Economic Foundations

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has successfully implemented a variety of post-crisis, livelihoods revitalization, and technical assistance initiatives across the globe.
These projects have helped to diversify local economies, train the labour force, and in turn increase the resilience of communities, vulnerable groups, households, and individuals.

25 May 2017 description

Mogadishu 24th May 2017 - With funding from the Government of Japan, the Joint Rule of Law Programme provided comprehensive capacity development support to the Somali Police and the Ministry of Internal Security with the handover of essential equipment, vehicles, furniture and solar power for 24 police stations, amounting to $2.4 million, considerably enhancing Somali Police’s operational capacity and efficiency in responding to security threats in Banadir region and member states.

15 Apr 2017 description

Mogadishu Somalia, Saturday 15 April – UNHCR Somalia is welcoming a generous contribution of USD 10,544,000 by the Government of Japan to support return and reintegration of Somali refugees from Kenya and families affected by the ongoing drought.

The contribution will enhance access to primary health care assistance, shelter, education and basic social services for refugees returning to urban and rural areas. Somalia’s health sector and other basic services have limited capacity to serve the existing population and the returning refugees.

14 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On March 14, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 26 million US dollars in response to the famine in the Middle East and Africa through 6 international organizations and agencies including the World Food Programme (WFP).

  2. This assistance is also provided as a swift response to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s call for support. Japan will provide humanitarian assistance such as food, nutrition, health and WASH (Water and Sanitation) in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Yemen, and Kenya.

13 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Japan

The Government of Japan has been providing funds to non-profit organizations such as NGOs, Schools, Medical Institutions and local governments through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. This assistance was initiated in Somalia in 2015.

On 20th February 2017, the Grant Contract for GGP was signed by H.E. Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa, the Ambassador of Japan to Somalia. The grant, valued at USD 82,991, will be provided to the Formal Education Network for Private Schools (FENPS), based in Mogadishu, Somalia.

12 Mar 2017 description

On the morning of the 27th of February 2017, H.E. Mr. Shinichi Saida, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia visited the IICBA offices for the signing ceremony, on behalf of the government of Japan, providing funding of a sum of 1 million USD to IICBA. The funds will go towards IICBA’s project, ‘Teacher Training and Development for Peace-Building in the Horn of Africa and Surrounding Countries’, which will support teachers and teacher educators from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

24 Feb 2017 description

The Government of Japan has allocated USD 34.3 million to support IOM’s operations to assist vulnerable migrants including displaced persons, refugees, returnees and affected communities around the world in 2017.

The funding will also contribute to increasing the capacity of various governments in humanitarian border management to cope with displacement resulting from conflicts and to enhance security.

13 Feb 2017 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the announcement last week of a US$85.2 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 33 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

10 Feb 2017 description

The Government of Japan has committed over USD 3.6 million to support IOM’s response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Somalia. The funds will help IOM address urgent needs of vulnerable migrants, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees and host communities throughout 2017 and into 2018.

07 Feb 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Nairobi, 7 February 2017 - The Government of Japan announced on 31 January that it has granted 1.067 million US dollars to UNFPA Somalia to support programmes aimed at health system strengthening in Somalia with emphasis on returnees and marginalised communities. The programme focuses on accelerating reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality and related morbidity in Somalia.

16 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Kismayo, Lower Juba, Somalia 16 December 2016 - UNICEF and partners are aiming to vaccinate 54,000 children under 10 in Kismayo, southern Somalia following a serious outbreak of measles.

There have been over 704 cases of fever and rashes in Kismayo, the majority of them children. Many of the children, suspected to be suffering from measles, are sleeping on the floor of Kismayo General Hospital. Most were not vaccinated against measles although there are 16 free vaccination posts in Kismayo.

16 Dec 2016 description

Somalia - This week IOM, with support from the Government of Japan, launched a mass public health campaign to contain an ongoing measles outbreak in Kismayo, Somalia.

Through TV and radio, IOM, the Somali government and health partners are disseminating a series of public messages about measles. The messages will sensitize families about risk factors, aetiology, symptoms, signs and complications of the disease. The six-day campaign is estimated to reach over 2,000 people in the most affected communities, as well as surrounding areas.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

25 Nov 2016 description

Somalia - IOM, Somalia’s Ministry of Agriculture and a Japanese company, Tottori Resource Recycling Inc. (TRR), are piloting a unique farming technology which will help mitigate the impact of recurring droughts in Somalia.

04 Nov 2016 description

Tsunamis are rare, powerful and unpredictable natural hazards, with devastating consequences for coastal populations caught in their path. The vast majority are caused by earthquakes in active seismic areas and occur along a limited range of inhabited shores around the world (Figure 1). In total, 16 major tsunamis killed 250,900 people in 21 countries between 1996 and 2015, according to EM-DAT records.

02 Nov 2016 description

Global Overview OCTOBER 2016

30 Sep 2016 description
report UNOPS

Over the years, the people of Japan have supported stability in fragile states around the world.

The Government of Japan has been a longstanding partner of UNOPS, funding projects throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

With a focus on constructing and rehabilitating infrastructure in fragile environments, and providing humanitarian assistance, Japan's support has helped UNOPS build better lives for people in need.

Here are just a few of these stories.​

​​I​mproving access to social services in Afghanistan​ ​

14 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Les pays participant aux deux sommets sur les réfugiés devraient s’engager à renforcer leurs offres de réinstallation et d’aide