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05 Sep 2017 description

Activities implemented:

  • Distributed emergency agricultural and livestock kits (crop seeds, vegetable seeds, tools, fertilizers and feed) to 12 184 households in Chin and Rakhine.

  • Provided 6 234 chickens, 5 078 pigs and 3 001 goats to 4 135 households in Chin and Rakhine.

  • Supplied 131 471 viss animal feed (chicken, piglet and goat) and complementary vitaminsto support livestock for two consecutive months.

07 Aug 2017 description



Ayeyarwady, Bago, Magway and Sagaing regions


More than 130,000 new disaster displacements between 2 and 21 July

07 Aug 2017 description


Typhoon Noru has weakened to a Category 1 cyclone as it moves across western Japan. As of 7 August, two deaths were reported. In western Japan, an estimated 15,000 people were provided with temporary evacuation advisories as of the morning of 7 August. As the system moves slowly towards the main island of Honshu, authorities warn of a heightened risk of landslides, flooding and storm surges in the coming days.


14 Jul 2017 description

The 100 school-construction project in Rakhine State under the aid programme of Bridge Asia Japan (BAJ) will be completed in coming August, according to yesterday’s report of an official in BAJ office based in Maungtaw.

“Our BAJ has a project of 100 schools construction in Rakhine State including Buthidaung and Maungtaw. This is five-year project, starting from September 2012 to be finished in August 2017. We are conducting it in 17 townships of Rakhine State,” said a project manager from Maungtaw’s BAJ office.

12 Jul 2017 description

Bangkok, Thailand – Six years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of Japan has committed funding to UNDP to improve disaster risk information and carry out tsunami-awareness programmes in schools across the Asia-Pacific region. ­­­­

04 Jul 2017 description

July 2, 2017 Yangon

A Handing Over Ceremony for a unique housing project for the poorest and most vulnerable families took place this morning in Dagon Seikan Township in Yangon Region.

22 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Assisting the Most Vulnerable Would Be Significant Progress

When looking for solutions to the global refugee crisis, Japan is often identified as a country that could do more. It contributes generously to the United Nations refugee agency but does very little in terms of recognizing asylum seekers in Japan or in resettling refugees stranded, often in terrible conditions, in Thailand, Lebanon, Kenya, Pakistan and elsewhere.

26 May 2017 description


A key challenge faced by humanitarian agencies is how to ensure that limited available resources are allocated where they are most needed and are efficiently delivered in a principled manner. Decisions to allocate resources must strike a balance between meeting the immediate needs of crisis affected communities and supporting efforts to strengthen resilience and response preparedness to future emergencies.

08 May 2017 description

Dhaka, 08 May 2017 – To extend humanitarian support to the recent influx of people from Myanmar in Cox’s Bazar, the Government of Japan provided Emergency Grant Aid of US$2 million through International Organization for Migration (IOM – US$1 million), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR - US$0.5 million) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF – US$0.5 million). The grant is aimed at strengthening the ongoing UN humanitarian and Government of Bangladesh’s support to the displaced persons (DP).

28 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. 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.

07 Mar 2017 description

YANGON - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$ 5 million from the Government of Japan in support of WFP’s work in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

24 Feb 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On February 24, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 10 million US dollars to residents and displaced persons affected by the destabilized situation in northern Rakhine State, Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

16 Feb 2017 description

16/02/2017 Yangon, Myanmar

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that it has successfully delivered emergency assistance to more than six thousand rural households across Rakhine State, a region of Myanmar where nearly half the population is engaged in the agriculture sector.

In order to avoid food insecurity and improve self-sufficiency, following two years of flooding and inter-communal violence, more than 26 000 farmers have received some 200 tonnes of high quality seeds and more than 500 tonnes of fertilizer.

23 Dec 2016 description

In 2016, EM-DAT preliminary data indicates that 301 country level disasters occurred, affecting 102 countries. The impact of which sums up to a total of 7,628 deaths, 411 million affected people, and US$97 billion of economic damages.

11 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Japan

H.E. Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI, Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar, and Chairpersons of the School Construction Committees concerned signed the grant contracts for five projects today. Under these contracts, Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme will provide a total of US$ 719,857 as follows:

  1. The Project for Construction of Nga Pyaw Taw Village Basic Education Primary School in Letpadan Township, Bago Region (US$ 101,071);

11 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Japan

On December 7th, the signing ceremony of Exchange of Notes for three projects amounting to three billion and five hundred eighty-one million Japanese Yen (approx.31.4 million USD) was held in Nay Pyi Taw.

H.E. Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed the Exchange of Notes with H.E. U Maung Maung Win, Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance for two projects, with Ms. Naoe YAKIYA, Deputy Country Director, World Food Program (WFP) Myanmar for the third project.