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01 Jun 2018 description

Global Overview MAY 2018

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Global Overview APRIL 2018

27 Apr 2018 description
report UNIDO

MOGADISHU, 27 April 2018 - The Government of Japan has announced that it will fund a project to strengthen community resilience through conflict resolution and youth vocational skills training in Somalia. This is one of eight new projects implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Nigeria, Somalia and the Syrian Arab Republic, with Japanese funding totaling US$5.2 million.

20 Apr 2018 description
report UNIDO

BAGHDAD, 20 April 2018 - The Government of Japan has announced that it will fund a project to enhance youth employability among Syrian refugees, internally displaced persons and host communities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. This is one of eight new projects implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Nigeria, Somalia and the Syrian Arab Republic, with Japanese funding totaling US$5.2m.

11 Apr 2018 description

82 different activities reached over 3,600 people through the 25 Community Support Committees supporting refugees across Jordan.

UNHCR Azraq awarded SET4Food Humanitarian Energy Award for its solar plant project supplying energy in a humanitarian setting.

Rectification of Status campaign began 4 March; 9,042 Asylum Seeker Certificates issued in the first month.

High profile visits

11 Apr 2018 description

The Empress Shôken Fund is named after Her Majesty the Empress of Japan, who proposed – at the 9th International Conference of the Red Cross – the creation of an international fund to promote relief work in peacetime. It is administered by the Joint Commission of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which maintains close contact with the Japanese Permanent Mission in Geneva, the Japanese Red Cross Society and the Meiji Jingu Research Institute in Japan.

03 Apr 2018 description

Global Overview MARCH 2018

27 Mar 2018 description

by John Twigg and Irina Mosel

March 2018

16 Mar 2018 description

Mogadishu – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with support from the Government of Japan has completed the distribution of 150 solar lanterns to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Galkayo, a district in the north-central Mudug region of Somalia, and Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital city.

14 Mar 2018 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the announcement of a US$72.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

13 Mar 2018 description

Tokyo – The Government of Japan has donated USD 30.5 million to support IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in its 2018 operations – assisting vulnerable migrants such as displaced persons, refugees, returnees and affected communities, in the midst of various conflicts and crises continuing around the world. With this donation, Japan will also support increasing the capacity of various governments in their humanitarian border management efforts.

01 Mar 2018 description

Global Overview FEBRUARY 2018

27 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Japan

1. On February 27, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 9 million US dollars for the persons living under the severe humanitarian situation caused by conflict and drought in Somalia and Central African Republic.

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.

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:

27 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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MOGADISHU, 27 November 2017 - The Government of Japan has provided generous funding in an Emergency Grant Aid, to support UNICEF’s ongoing lifesaving work for women and children hit by the devastating drought in Somalia. The US$3 million grant will fund essential health, sanitation and hygiene and nutrition services for some of the worst affected communities.

05 Nov 2017 description

Mogadishu, 05 November 2017 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed a generous US$2 million Emergency Grant Aid from the Government of Japan to contribute to enhancing the epidemic disease surveillance and supporting emergency primary health care response activities in Somalia.

26 Oct 2017 description

The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices

Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan

There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.