1 . The first batch of the Korea Disaster Response Team (KDRT) (nine private-sector and military doctors and nurses) dispatched to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola returned home on January 26 after successfully completing its medical activities in the country for four weeks.
The Embassy of Japan has decided today to extend a grant of ninety-nine thousand nine hundred and seventy-eight dollars (USD 99,978) to “Zimbabwe Council for the Blind” for the implementation of “the Project for the Improvement of Eye Care Facility in Mashonaland West”.
The Grant Contracts to this effect were signed by the Ambassador of Japan to Zimbabwe H.E. Mr. Yoshi Hiraishi and the Director of Zimbabwe Council for the Blind, Mr. Aplos Nyathi at the Embassy of Japan in Harare today.
The Embassy of Japan has decided today to extend a grant of forty-seven thousand six hundred and seventy dollars (USD47,670) to Nyanhewe Primary School in Kariba District in order to implement its project for the improvement of sanitation and hygiene at Nyanhewe Primary School in Kariba District.
The Grant Contracts to this effect were signed by the Ambassador of Japan to Zimbabwe, H.E. Mr. Yoshi Hiraishi and School Headmaster of Nyanhewe Primary School, Mr. John Siasayi at the Embassy in Harare today.
Freetown, Jan.22, 2015 (MOHS) The Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Zhao Yanbo has described Sierra Leone as a true friend that deserves every possible assistance that would boost its overall development.
1.Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and Dr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of Palestine, had a meeting in Ramallah on January 20, 2015. They discussed the relationship between Japan and Palestine as well as the Middle East Peace Process.
On Tuesday, January 20, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 19 million yen (Tents, Blankets, etc.) to Republic of Malawi, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the Republic of Malawi following serious damage from the floods in the country.
On, January 23rd, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 15 million yen (Tents, Plastic sheets, etc.) to the Republic of Mozambique, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the Republic of Mozambique following serious damage from flooding.
ISLAMABAD, 24th January, 2015 (WAM) -- On the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to provide humanitarian and development assistance to the friendly people of Pakistan, and implementing the initiative of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to eradicate polio globally, the administration of the UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAE PAP) announced the launch of the second phase of the "Emirates Polio Campaign" in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, …
More than 1,000 households and 30 commercial and government offices on Ha ‘apai in the Kingdom of Tonga, will benefit from more efficient energy networks thanks to a TOP 2.3 million (€1 million) grant from the European Union. The funds will be released to the Government of Tonga as part of cyclone rehabilitation efforts.The island of Ha'apai sustained serious damage and significant power losses following Cyclone Ian in early 2014 when its energy grid was badly affected after 90 percent of the power lines on the island were damaged.
Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Sunday 1/25/2015 - 16:00 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to boost already large investments as he visited Somalia, a strategic ally offering lucrative rewards for those willing to work in the war-torn nation.
Erdogan, on a rare visit by a foreign leader to a capital hit by frequent insurgent attacks, praised the "major developments" seen in Somalia and promised to deliver more.
He was welcomed at Mogadishu's new Turkish-renovated airport by Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative and Deputy Representative along with the Deputy Director General of the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs (BAFIA), Deputy Head of Mission for the Australian Embassy and Second Secretary from the Japanese Embassy inaugurated Molavi School located in Tabadkan area in Mashhad. The area hosts one of the highest concentrations of refugees of school age in the province (22,000 in Tabadkan out of 47,444 in Khorasan e Razavi province) and one third of all refugee students in Mashhad.
Displacement figures continue to grow with 921,640 people now internally displaced in Ukraine (Source: Ministry of Social Policy), of whom 136,216 are children (Source: State Emergency Service).
UNICEF has set up a field office in Kharkiv city to strengthen its response to the situation in the conflict-affected region in the East of Ukraine.
UNICEF is starting mine risk education (MRE) programme in cooperation with Danish Demining Group (DDG). The intervention will reach 500,000 children in Donbass region.
Summary: 22 January 2015, Brussels – In response to an invitation by the Nigerian authorities, the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to observe the Presidential, Parliamentary and then Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections in Nigeria. These are scheduled on 14 and 28 February respectively.
MASERU - On January 22, U.S. Ambassador Matthew T. Harrington and United Nations Resident Coordinator Karla Robin Hershey visited a training-of-trainers workshop for IEC polling staff at Molengoane Lodge in Nazareth. This workshop is part of a series of training activities focused on voter education that are being jointly sponsored by the U.S. Government and UNDP.
Since early January 2015 the southern districts of Malawi have been experiencing above-normal rains, which have provoked massive floods along the Shire and Ruo rivers.
The President of the Republic of Malawi declared a State of Disaster on 13 January in 15 districts, with floods affected an estimate of 638,000 people countrywide, and 79 deaths. In Nsanje district only, 153 people are still missing.
Timeframe covered by this update: October and November 2014
IFRC’s Ebola strategic framework is organized around 5 outcomes:
The epidemic is stopped
National Societies have better Ebola preparedness and stronger long term capacities
IFRC operations are well coordinated
Safe and Dignified Burials (SDB) are effectively carried out by all actors
Recovery of community life and livelihoods
KfW (German Government owned Development Bank) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement for the value of Euro 10,000,000.
The UNDAC Assessment Report of 21 January 2015 indicates that in the three districts most affected by the floods (Nsanje, Chikwawa and Phalombe) 173,700 people are displaced
10 children have been reunited out of the 108 unaccompanied children recorded on 21st January.
12 trucks for a total value of $305,000 have now been dispatched to 7 districts (Chikwawa, Nsanje, Phalombe, Zomba, Blantyre, Mangochi and Machinga).
The Afghanistan HCT—comprising UN, international organization, and nongovernmental organization (NGO) representatives—releases Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for 2015
USAID supports winter preparedness and response activities
USAID/FFP provides 26,100 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance