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Global Overview MAY 2018
JUBA, 22 May 2018 – the Government of Japan and UNIDO welcome Ministry of Industry, Trade and EAC, having developed a set of import and export guidelines for goods, including processed foods and food products.
The guidelines, presented today for validation at an event in Juba, were prepared under UNIDO’s project “Increased resilience and self-help capacities for reconstruction of livelihoods and sustained nutritional food security in South Sudan” funded by the Government of Japan. The project, worth around USD 500,000, commenced in April 2017.
KHARTOUM, 9 May 2018 (UNHCR): - The UN Refugee Agency welcomed today a generous contribution of USD 2 million from the Government and people of Japan to protect and assist South Sudanese refugees in Sudan. Japan’s funding will help UNHCR work with the Government of Sudan to address the increasing humanitarian needs of South Sudanese refugees who have sought safety in Sudan due to the continued violence in their country.
Global Overview APRIL 2018
The government’s Strategic Reserve Corporation has prepositioned 160,151 metric tons (MT) of sorghum in Kassala and North Darfur.
A joint mission to Otash IDP camp in South Darfur assessed the needs of some 1,200 IDPs from East Jebel Marra.
UNHCR and COR have distributed non-food items to over 6,300 South Sudanese refugee families in Khartoum.
Japan donates $1.2 million to assist returnees, South Sudanese refugees, IDPs and host communities.
(9 April 2018. New York)
The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a contribution of USD 9.3 million to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action (UN VTF) from the Government of Japan to undertake critical humanitarian mine action programming in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and South Sudan. Japan is one of the largest donors to the UN VTF providing over USD 132 million since 2010. In addition to its financial support, UNMAS benefits from the provision of Japanese in-kind personnel.
Global Overview MARCH 2018
Juba, 27 March 2018 - The Government of Japan has contributed US $1,000,000 for the mine action project "Enhancing the Humanitarian Mine Action Programme in South Sudan". Over the past six years, Japan has contributed over US $14 million to mine action operations in South Sudan, enabling the clearance of 3,034,713 sqm of land, the removal of 20,180 explosive hazards and the delivery of Mine Risk Education to 140,800 people, including 91,144 children.
by John Twigg and Irina Mosel
Juba, 23 March 2018 - The Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan H.E Seiji Okada and the Community Needs Initiative (CNI) Country Team Leader Mr. Taban James Wani launched the project for construction of primary health care unit (PHCU) and latrines in Nesitu, by signing a project grant contract on March 21, 2018. The project is going to provide access to basic health services for population of approximately 45,000 people in Nesitu and surrounding communities.
Improved river transport could save money and time for aid delivery
Juba, South Sudan, 23 March, 2018 – Developing the river infrastructure and transport system could improve access and reduce the cost of transport of food and aid in South Sudan. Some of the country’s biggest humanitarian issues are directly linked to, and worsened by its poor infrastructure. The country has the highest relative cost of food in the world according to the World Food Programme and over five million people are estimated to require food support in 2018.
Khartoum 22 March 2018– Through the support of the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat this week launched the project ‘Support to Hosting Communities Affected by South Sudanese Refugees in White Nile State’.
The project aims to deliver safe, clean and accessible market places as centres for the hosting communities and South Sudanese refugees in Aljabalain Locality, White Nile State that prevent widespread of diseases including Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD).
The Government of Japan has allocated a total of US $1,173,000 in support of the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) operations in Sudan.
The generous contribution of the amount of US$600,000 will go towards supporting the reintegration project in North and South Darfur States, and US $573,000 towards community stabilization as part of the Humanitarian and Development Nexus project in West Kordofan.
Water and sanitation is a basic human right for all. Yet, water scarcity affects more than 40 per cent of the global population (UN Report on Clean Water and Sanitation). Unfortunately, in countries like South Sudan, although completely preventable, water and sanitation-related diseases are among the top killers of children under five.
Six-year old, Mary, reaches for the water pump handle well above her head to fill her large jerry can with water. In one effortless motion, she hoists the jerry can onto her head balancing it on her head without her hands.
Juba, 19 March 2018 – The Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan H.E. Seiji Okada and the Executive Director of Nurture South Sudan Kwany Dan Dau launched the project for construction of boreholes and latrines in Juba II, by signing a project grant contract on March 19, 2018. The project is going to benefit a poor population of approximately 22,000 people in Juba II, one of the suburbs of Juba City. This project is one out of many projects which the Government of Japan had offered as a Grassroots Assistance to people of South Sudan.
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.
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.
Juba, 9 March 2018, the CTSAMM Chairperson, Major General Ibrahim Abdeljeili, paid a courtesy call to the Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, Mr. Seiji Okada, to receive funds of $500,000 USD provided to the mission with the aim supporting the peace process in South Sudan. The funds will enable the CTSAMM to carry out its mandate of monitoring the ceasefire in South Sudan. The project funding will enhance the efforts to conduct outreach with civil society and other stakeholders with specific focus on addressing gender issues.
7 March 2018, Juba, Republic of South Sudan – The United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR) Hiroshima Office and the Embassy of Japan in South Sudan are pleased to announce the launch of the fourth cycle of the UNITAR Hiroshima South Sudan Fellowship on Entrepreneurship and Project Planning (hereafter “the programme”).
Juba, 6 March 2018 – The South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) relaunched the Emergency Call Centre in Bulluk, Juba. Minister of Interior Lt. Gen. Michael ChiangJiek Geay Mut, Inspector General of Police Gen. Majak Akec Malok, H.E Ambassador of Japan Mr. Seiji Okada and UNDP Country Director Dr. Kamil Kamaluddeen oversaw the ceremony, which included the handover of 100 first aid kits and 50 base station radios to support the successful operations of the Emergency Call Centre.