Appeals & Response Plans
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2018
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Kenya: Floods - Apr 2016
- Kenya: Floods - Nov 2015
- Kenya: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Kenya: Drought - 2014-2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Jan 2013
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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).
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.
Juba — The Diet (Parliament) of Japan approved the $22.4 million budget for South Sudan’s humanitarian and reconstruction assistance through its partnership with international organizations.
On Friday, May 10, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 16 million yen (water purifying tablets, medicines, etc) to the Republic of Kenya, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request following serious damage from the floods.
In Kenya, continuous heavy rain since the second week of March has caused floods in various parts of the country. The Kenya Red Cross reported, as of May 2, 74 people were dead and approximately 99,043 people were evacuated.
1 . The United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security decided to extend assistance totaling 321,000 US dollars (approximately 26 million yen) to a project entitled "Human Security in Africa: Assessment and Capacity Building to Promote Sustainable Peace and Development". This Fund was established through the initiative of the Government of Japan to promote human security in 1999.
On 7th November, the Japanese Ambassador H.E. Toshihisa Takata attended a ceremony in Nairobi to hand over a fleet of heavy vehicles to the Government of Kenya. Displayed at the ceremony were 2 excavators, 2 wheel loaders and 3 boats which were among the heavy vehicles handed over to Hon. Esther Murugi, the Minister of State for Special Programmes.
Under the framework of the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO’s Projects, the Government of Japan provided US$347,810 to Community Road Empowerment(CORE).
The Grant Contract was signed on October 12th 2012 at the Embassy of Japan between H.E. Mr. Toshihisa TAKATA, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya, and Ms. Kazuha Matsumoto, Vice Representative of CORE, to implement the project for “Sustainable rural road maintenance using Do-nou technology by the community (Phase 2)”.
On the 16th of October 2012, Mr. Yoichiro Yamada, Deputy Chief of Mission, attended the foundation laying ceremony of the project for the Reinforcement of Vaccine Storage. This project aims to construct 4 vaccine storages in Kakamega, Meru, Garissa, and Nairobi and install refrigerators in Eldoret, Nakuru and Mombasa. It will also provide equipment necessary for quality management of vaccines in two cities, Kisumu and Nyeri.
On December 20, the Government of Japan decided to dispatch an engineering unit of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) consisting of up to 330 personnel to the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), in addition to the two Staff Officers that are already dispatched. The engineering unit will work to improve infrastructure, including maintenance and repair of roads. The Government of Japan will also dispatch a Staff Officer who will be in charge of planning and coordinating engineering activities to the Mission Support Division of UNMISS.
First, I would like to welcome the holding of this meeting on the initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General and also express my respect for the efforts by the United Nations to address the drought in the Horn of Africa.
Emergency relief goods provided to Refugee camps in Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
On Wednesday, September 7, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (power generators, tents, etc.) that were stockpiled in the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)'s warehouse in Frankfurt and others, worth 40 million yen (around 500,000 US dollars) to assist refugee camps located in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, through JICA in response to the request by the Ethiopian Government.
August 5, the Government of Japan has decided to extend emergency relief goods (electric generator, tents, etc) equivalent to 50 million yen (approximately 600,000 USD) to the Refugee Camps in Republic of Kenya, through Japan International Cooperation Agency, upon request of the government of Republic of Kenya. These goods will be used by the UNHCR to support refugees there.
In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of the Republic of Kenya made a donation of 1 million US dollars (approximately 80 million yen) as relief money for Japan.
(1) The Government of Japan has decided to extend non-project grant aid of 1 billion JPY to the Republic of Kenya. Notes to this effect were exchanged on September 23 (Wed) (local time: same day) in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, between Mr. Shigeo Iwatani, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya, and Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance of Kenya.
(2) The Government of Kenya is formulating and executing strategies for economic recovery.
- The Government of Japan has decided
to extend grant aid (food aid) of 670 million JPY to the Republic of Kenya,
which has vulnerable groups such as internally displaced persons (IDP),
women, and children facing chronic food shortage caused by drought, poverty,
and global rises in prices of fertilizer and fuel. Notes to this effect
were exchanged on August 24 (Mon) (local time: same day) in Nairobi (capital
of Kenya) between Mr. Shigeo Iwatani, Ambassador of Japan to Kenya, and
Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance of Kenya.
At the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV) convened in Yokohama last May, the participants compiled the Yokohama Action Plan that lays out assistant measures to be implemented by countries or organizations.
1. On May 23rd, the Government of Japan decided to implement grant food aid of five billion five-hundred and seventy million yen (approximately 54 million dollars) to eleven countries and one region through the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) as an emergency measure in response to the aggravating issue of rising food prices,
1. Following the situation where the number of Kenyan internally displaced persons has increased to as many as 250,000 persons as a consequence of presidential election in Kenya, the Government of Japan decided on February 1 (Fri) to provide emergency grant aid of approximately 478 million yen (approximately 4.12 million dollars), through the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), for the provision of food and water as humanitarian assistance to the Kenyan displaced people.
- The Government of Japan has decided to extend grant aid (food aid) totaling 2.88 billion yen through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to the following eight countries where there are vulnerable groups (including internally displaced persons, women and children) facing chronic food shortage caused by internal conflicts, poverty and other factors. Notes to this effect were exchanged on December 18 (Tue) (local time: same day) between Mr. Yuji Nakamura, Japanese Ambassador to Italy, and Mr.
- The Government of Japan has decided to extend food aid totaling 2.01billion yen (approximately US$ 18.1 million) through the World Food Programme (WFP) to Darfur refugees and others in Sudan and Chad and to people in Kenya and Uganda facing serious food shortage caused by drought. Notes to this effect were exchanged on July 28 (Fri) in Rome between Mr. Yuji Nakamura, Japanese Ambassador to Italy, and Mr. John M. Powell, Deputy Executive Director of the WFP.
- On the 16th of February (Thursday),
the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance
totalling 9,179,164.86 US dollars (approximately 1,018.89 million yen),
through the Trust Fund for Human Security to the first phase of "The
African Millennium Villages Initiative" that will be implemented by
the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the duration of two