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19 Jan 2018 description

Drought, earthquakes, floods, typhoons, volcanoes, and civil unrest, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.

19 Jan 2018 description

Somaliland – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with support from the Government of Japan earlier this month held a training on trafficking, irregular migration and the establishment of a referral mechanism for irregular migrants and Victims of Trafficking (VoTs) in Somaliland.

19 Jan 2018 description

The Asia-Pacific E-Resilience Toolkit offers insights into a spectrum of available ICT tools and best practices that may benefit policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance e-resilience and disaster risk management.

I. Introduction

18 Jan 2018 description

Japan has learned through hard experience the importance of investing in disaster preparedness, and it is using those lessons to help other countries. Japan experiences 20% of the earthquakes of magnitude 6 and higher that occur in the world, and it is exposed to uncountable natural disasters like typhoons and active volcanoes. Japan thus has a long history of awareness of the importance of disaster risk reduction. Today, it is one of the few countries in the world where proactive disaster risk reduction measures are widespread.

12 Jan 2018 description

The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.

12 Jan 2018 description

Amman – This week, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and its partner NICCOD, a Japanese Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), distributed cash assistance to 1,500 Syrian female headed households or families having at least one member living with disabilities in Zarqa, Jordan.

Two vouchers totalling 70 Jordanian Dinars (JD) are being distributed to every family to purchase food and other essential items. This distribution is in addition to the winterization and regular assistance provided by other NGOs and UN agencies to these refugee families.

12 Jan 2018 description

TOKYO, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Japan will limit asylum seekers' right to work from Monday, making changes to its refugee system that are likely to swell the numbers of those in detention centres, the justice ministry said, prompting refugee groups to flag humanitarian concerns.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

02 Jan 2018 description

Global Overview DECEMBER 2017

02 Jan 2018 description

IMMIGRATION AND BORDER MANAGEMENT (IBM)

41 trained on Border Management

15 trained on training facilitaঞon and teaching methodologies

2 trained on development of Immigraঞon training curricula through a study trip to Kenya School of Government (KSG) in Nairobi

From July to September 2017, programmes of IOM South Sudan MigraƟon Management Unit (MMU) mainly focused on:

28 Dec 2017 description

NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes contributions from Canada, the European Union (ECHO), Germany, Japan, Spain and the United States Food for Peace (USAID/FFP), which have sustained assistance to refugees in Mauritania in 2017. The US$11.7 million in funding has allowed the agency to provide uninterrupted support to some 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp.

22 Dec 2017 description
report UNOPS

Five regional military hospitals in the country received anaesthetic stations, which will help improve the efficiency of health services in the country.

​​​​​​"Thanks to this highly innovative equipment, thousands of people will receive necessary treatment," said Ukraine's Minister of Defence of and General of the Army Stepan Poltorak.

22 Dec 2017 description

ROME – With more than eight million people now dependent on food assistance for survival in Yemen, the fate of those caught up in the country’s long running conflict is now in the hands of a small number of donor governments. Nearly 80 percent of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) funding for Yemen this year has been provided by the United States, Germany, the European Union, and the United Kingdom, with the US providing the largest single amount (US$386 million).

15 Dec 2017 description

By Andy McElroy

BANGKOK, 15 December 2017 – Governments and stakeholder partners from across Asia have renewed their commitment to a substantial increase in the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020.

The call for action on Target (e) of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the global plan to reduce disaster losses, was made this week at the ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP), an inter-governmental and stakeholder forum that meets biannually.

13 Dec 2017 description

MBABANE - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a donation of rice valued at US$1.8 million from the Government of Japan to support some 52,000 children in Swaziland for a period of one year.

12 Dec 2017 description
report UNOPS

With funding from Japan, a project is addressing an urgent need to replace the State Emergency Service of Ukraine’s obsolete demining equipment.

"We are very grateful to the Government of Japan and UNOPS for helping us handle demining and saving civilians' lives," said Arsen Avakov, Ukraine's Minister of Interior.

To help increase the efficiency of the country's demining process, the Government of Japan worked with UNOPS to purchase vehicles and ground-penetrating radar detectors, worth more than $200,000.

11 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Chile

11/12/2017 | 13:50 | Arica y Parinacota, Tarapacá, Antofagasta, Atacama, Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Metropolitana, Lib. Gral Bernardo O’Higgins, Maule, Biobío, Araucanía, Los Ríos, Los Lagos, Aysén del Gral Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Magallanes y La Antártica Chilena

08 Dec 2017 description

MAHAMA REFUGEE CAMP, Kirehe District, 29 November 2017 – UNICEF Rwanda, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) welcomed His Excellency Takayuki Miyashita, Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda to Mahama Camp for Burundian refugees. The ambassador was accompanied by a delegation from the Embassy of Japan in Rwanda, as well as the UNICEF team, as they toured the camp to observe various programme activities and infrastructure funded by the Government of Japan.

06 Dec 2017 description

Juba - UN Women and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) were pleased to host the Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan, Seiji Okada, together with the Deputy Director General of South Sudan’s Directorate of Nationality, Passports and Immigration (DNPI), Major General Charles Boza Eywa, and the Advisor to the President on Gender Affairs, Rachael Nyadak Paul, during a trip to Nimule, Pageri County, on 29 November to visit Government of Japan-funded projects.