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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.

06 Dec 2017 description

Efforts in South Sudan to fight Fall armyworm, an insect that destroys crops, have received a boost thanks to the Government of Japan’s decision to provide $3 million to support a project run by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) together with South Sudan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. The project seeks to train farmers to combat the spread of Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), strengthen food security and build the resilience of local communities in affected areas.

04 Dec 2017 description

Juba, 1 December 2017: Every second, someone in the world needs blood. Blood transfusion is one of the therapeutic procedures performed during hospitalizations and undoubtedly helps patients who are injured, having surgery, receiving treatments or are being treated for diseases that affect the blood.

29 Nov 2017 description

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Iran

Affected areas Kermanshah province
Cause of displacement Disaster
Figures More than 70,000 new displacements between 12 and 14 November

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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

08 Sep 2017 description

Juba – Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan Kiya Masahiko visited the Bentiu protection of civilians (PoC) site this week, where Government of Japan partners are providing humanitarian assistance to an estimated 115,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs). With over 7.6 million people in need of aid across the country, the support of the Japanese people is critical to ensuring relief agencies have resources to reach those most in need.

29 Aug 2017 description

Juba, 28 August 2017 – The Ministry of Health with support from the Government of Japan and the World Health Organization has expanded safe blood transfusion services to Wau, former Western Bahr el Ghazal State. The rollout of the Blood Transfusion services to regional level is a fundamental contribution towards building the capacity of the region to provide and increase access to safe blood supply.

25 Aug 2017 description
report UN Women

Juba, South Sudan, 23rd August 2017: Hon. Gatwech Peter Kulang, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Mr Takanobu Nakahara, First Secretary (Development Cooperation) of the Embassy of Japan in South Sudan, and Mr Lansana Wonneh, UN Women Deputy Country Representative participated in the opening ceremony of the capacity strengthening workshop for 30 practitioners from seven Humanitarian NGO partners of UN Women.

24 Aug 2017 description

KAMPALA, 24 August 2017- The Government of Japan has contributed US$10 million (approximately 35.9 billion Uganda shillings) to UNHCR (US$4 million), UNICEF (US$3 million), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) (US$3 million) to support the emergency response to South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda.

08 Aug 2017 description

8 August 2017 – The third cycle of the UNITAR South Sudan Fellowship Programme: Entrepreneurship and Leadership Youth Training began as 25 young South Sudanese professionals took part in the programme’s Orientation Workshop in Juba, South Sudan. The programme is a six-month capacity-building training for junior- to mid-career-level professionals that focuses on project management, leadership, and social entrepreneurship skills.

17 Jul 2017 description
report UNIDO

JUBA, 1 July 2017 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan launched a project to increase resilience and self-help capacities of South Sudan communities. The initiative will help to restore livelihoods through small-scale business development.

21 Jun 2017 description

by Emma Batha

Total assistance rose for a fourth consecutive year, but the pace of growth slowed - one factor behind the slowdown may have been the lack of sudden large-scale disasters

LONDON, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International humanitarian aid hit a record $27.3 billion last year, but several leading donors in the Middle East slashed their contributions, data published on Wednesday showed.

16 Jun 2017 description

South Sudan - An estimated 5.5 million people in South Sudan are facing severe food insecurity and malnutrition due to conflict and a collapsing economy. Families’ coping mechanisms are declining as many communities face multiple displacements and reduced access to crops, markets and basic services.

The Government of Japan is providing USD 1 million to support IOM’s efforts to mitigate the impact of severe food insecurity on families across South Sudan through lifesaving health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) assistance.

31 May 2017 description
report UNOPS

31 May 2017 – Juba, South Sudan – The Government of Japan and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) South Sudan Operations Centre (SSOC) are working on a study to determine the potential of a river barge transport system in South Sudan, which could open up new and more cost-efficient avenues for emergency humanitarian aid.

26 May 2017 description

24 May 2017, Juba, South Sudan – The Government of Japan and the World Health Organization (WHO) are to establish the first Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) in Juba. The USD 0.45 million project that comprises PHEOC’s infrastructure and equipment comes on top of Japan’s multi-year contribution to scaling up of blood transfusion services. The objective of establishing the PHEOC is to strengthen preparedness and response capacities for public health emergencies in line with the International Health Regulations of 2005.

27 Apr 2017 description
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• Over 95,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in the first three and a half months of 2017; the total number is 389,000 since Dec 2013.

• Lack of funding may affect the provision of health services in Otash IDP camp, South Darfur.

• Japan funding will allow for some 95,000 children U2 years in South and West Kordofan to be vaccinated against measles and polio.

• About 160,000 people are in need of assistance in the Abyei area.

Over 95,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive in 2017

25 Apr 2017 description

KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed a total of US$ 6.3 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from April 2017 to March 2018.

13 Apr 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 85,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Q1 of 2017; the total number is 380,000 since Dec 2013.

  • The national NGO Sanad Charity provided 9,000 South Sudanese refugees, taking refuge in border areas between East Darfur and South Sudan, with food assistance.

  • On 30 March, WFP began to move food assistance to famine-hit and food-insecure people in South Sudan using a newly opened aid corridor.

13 Apr 2017 description
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KHARTOUM, Sudan – 13th April 2017: The Government of Japan has responded to the urgent humanitarian call to address the growing children’s emergency in Sudan with a US$955,000 grant to UNICEF. The grant is a part of the overall support to address the basic humanitarian needs of children and their caregivers in South and West Kordofan, with a focus on health, education, nutrition and the integration of water and sanitation hygiene.

28 Mar 2017 description

Juba, 28 March 2017 – The Government of Japan has contributed USD 906,000 for the mine action project “Humanitarian Mine Action in Support of Conflict Affected Communities in South Sudan.” Over the past five years, Japan has contribution over USD 13 million to mine action operations in South Sudan. Last year alone, Japanese-funded teams cleared a total of 1,799,211 sqm, and closed 450 spot tasks including emergency operations by UNMAS Quick Response Teams to survey and clear civilian locations in Juba in the immediate aftermath of conflict in July 2016.