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.
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.
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.
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.
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.