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20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Geneva Palais Briefing
This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF spokesperson Marixie Mercado – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. Today, October 19, upon the request of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (plastic sheets, blankets and water purifiers) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Viet Nam in response to the damages caused by the recent torrential rainfall.

18 Oct 2017 description

Islamabad, 18 October 2017: The Government of Japan has announced today to provide a grant of 520 million Yen to support supply of the essential polio vaccine for the case response and mop up vaccination campaigns during the 2017-2018 low transmission season of the poliovirus. 

The grant notes were signed and exchanged today between the Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). 

18 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On 5 April 2017, representatives of over 70 countries, international organisations and civil society came together in Brussels for the ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’ conference (Brussels conference) to build on momentum from the previous London and Kuwait conferences and mobilise funding to respond to the needs of the people affected by the Syria crisis. The EU, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United Nations (UN) co-chaired this fifth pledging conference for Syria and the region.

18 Oct 2017 description

Projects to be implemented by the Inter-American Development Bank include damage evaluation for the purposes of reconstruction

The Government of Japan announced today that it will provide $1.25 million in technical cooperation to support Mexico via the Japan Special Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in response to two earthquakes that hit the country in September.

18 Oct 2017 description

Los proyectos, que serán implementados por el BID, incluyen una evaluación de daños a infraestructura para la reconstrucción

El Gobierno de Japón anunció hoy que proporcionará US$ 1,25 millones en cooperación técnica para apoyar a México a través del Fondo Especial Japonésdel Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) en respuesta a dos terremotos que azotaron el país en septiembre.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

13 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank

A recent World Bank report notes that the impact of extreme natural disasters is equivalent to a global $520 billion loss in annual consumption, and forces some 26 million people into poverty each year. A functional response reduces felt consequence and enables rapid recovery, reducing cumulative impacts to public safety and the economy. Emergency preparedness and response (EP&R) capacity must keep pace with development and demographics to ensure these gains are not lost because of disaster and emergencies.

10 Oct 2017 description

10 October 2017, Toretsk, Donetsk Oblast – The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) and the government of Japan have repaired a building to house an outpatient clinic that is to serve the population of the frontline town of Toretsk in Donetsk Oblast.

10 Oct 2017 description

RAMALLAH – The Government of Japan has announced a JPY 350 million (approximately US$3.2 million) contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) that will provide six months of food assistance for to 52,000 of the most vulnerable non-refugee Palestinians living in Gaza.

10 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. Today, October 5, upon the request of the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu, the Government of Japan has decided to provide emergency relief goods (plastic sheets, blankets) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Vanuatu in response to the damage caused by the eruption of Monaro volcano.

  2. Upon the request of the Government of Vanuatu, and in light of the friendly relations between Japan and Vanuatu, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency assistance to Vanuatu to meet its humanitarian needs.

05 Oct 2017 description


Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.

04 Oct 2017 description

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million contribution from the Government of Japan to provide much-needed food and nutrition assistance in Yemen over the coming months. With these funds, WFP will be able to assist more than 130,000 people, including some 47,000 nursing mothers and pregnant women in areas hardest hit by cholera.

03 Oct 2017 description

AMMAN, 4 October 2017 - The Government of Japan today formally announced a new provision of its Emergency Grant Aid to UNHCR and UNICEF amounting to a total of US$3.5 million for continued emergency humanitarian assistance to Syrians affected by the ongoing crisis.

03 Oct 2017 description

BANGUI – Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) se félicite d’avoir reçu 350 000 000 yens (environ 3.15 millions de dollars US) du Gouvernement du Japon. La somme permettra de secourir 170 000 personnes qui comptent sur l’assistance humanitaire pour survivre.

«Cette importante contribution tombe à un moment particulièrement critique, où les besoins ont considérablement augmenté en raison d’une nouvelle flambée de la violence» a déclaré Félix B.F. Gomez, Représentant du PAM en République Centrafricaine.

01 Oct 2017 description

1 October 2017 – A generous donation of US$ 10.4 million from the Government of Japan has enabled WHO and health partners in the Syrian Arab Republic to rapidly expand access to trauma care and essential health care services for almost 9 million people in need in 7 governorates: Aleppo, Ar Raqqa, Dar'a, Homs, Hama, Rural Damascus and Idleb.

28 Sep 2017 description

BISHKEK – Signaling a fresh start for the new academic year, 16 rural schools in Chui and Issyk-Kul provinces of the Kyrgyz Republic today start with hot meals for 5,000 primary school students. This development – part of a School Meals Optimization project begun in 2013 - been made possible by funding from Japan and the technical expertise of the United Nations World Food programme (WFP).