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13 Apr 2018 description

13/04/2018 – Juba/Nairobi

In September 2017, United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN Habitat) together with the Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs, Ministry of Land Housing and Urban Development with support from the government of Japan launched the ‘Housing for Veterans for Sustainable Peace and Development Project in Wau, South Sudan.

23 Mar 2018 description

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).

20 Jul 2017 description

Kalobeiyei, Kenya 20 July 2017—Song and dance marked the ceremony where trainees of a Japanese technology were issued with certificates at Kalobeiyei Settlement in Kenya’s Turkana County.

Awarding the certificates to the graduates – which was a mixture of the host community and refugees- First Secretary at the Japan Embassy in Nairobi Mr. Ito Yo challenged them to put into practice what they had learnt to earn themselves a decent living.

19 Jul 2017 description

Kalobeiyei, 18 July 2017 – Renowned Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, has signed an agreement with UN-Habitat to design as many as 12,000 new homes in the Kalobeiyei refugee settlement site in Northern Kenya.

Signing the agreement on site in Northern Kenya, Ban explained that the most important thing was to ensure that the design was sustainable.

10 Jul 2017 description

Nairobi, 10 July 2017 – Renowned architect, Shigeru Ban, will visit the Kalobeiyei refugee settlement site in Northern Kenya this week as part of a newly-established partnership with UN-Habitat.

Under a partnership with VAN, the Voluntary Architects Network, Mr Ban will develop potential shelter designs for residents of the camp based on socio-economic needs and available data from UN-Habitat. The two organizations will also conduct participatory design workshops with the community, and develop 20 shelter design models.

03 Jul 2017 description


The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.

17 Jan 2017 description

UN-Habitat’s projects in South Sudan show that infrastructure and participatory planning provide a preventative – rather than curative – approach to long-term conflict resolution and peace building.

Juba, 16 January 2017 – The United Nations programme responsible for human settlements (UN-Habitat) has delivered flood protection measures, water and sanitation and livelihood materials, worth $2.4 million, to 200,000 internally-displaced persons (IDPs), returnees and host communities in South Sudan.

31 Aug 2016 description

Kalobeyei 31 August 2016– UN-Habitat is working in agreement with the County Government, UNHCR and the local community to support planning for integrated refuges and host communities and developing a spatial plan for Kalobeyei New Settlement that will be sustainable, inclusive and resilient. UN-Habitat is working on the spatial planning component for the new settlement and supporting integration of the host and refugee communities.

11 Aug 2016 description

Kalobeyei, Kenya 10 August 2016– UN-Habitat with the support of the Government of Japan is contributing to the spatial planning component for the new refugee settlement in Kalobeyei, Turkana County. The UN-Habitat approach has a strong participatory component and is as such following a series of participatory research and planning workshops with the host and refugee communities. .

08 Mar 2016 description

Nairobi, 08 March 2016—UN-Habitat this week received USD 1 million from the Government of Japan to implement a project in Kenya: “Strengthening Planning for Resettlement and Integration of Refugee Communities at Kalobeyei New Site, Turkana County.” Turkana County is the largest, yet among the poorest counties in Kenya and home to thousands of refugees fleeing from civil strife in the neighbouring republic of South Sudan, and also Somalia.

06 Feb 2016 description

South Sudan, February 05 2016 – A delegation from the Government of Japan led by HE Ambassador Masahiko made a visit to the UN-Habitat project in Gureii to inspect the ongoing work to provide clean water and sanitation, livelihood to over 10,000 internally displaced people (IDPs), community residents and measures to mitigate the perennial flooding. This is one of the two UN-Habitat project sites in South Sudan in support of the reintegration of IDPs, the other location is in Wau one of the largest cities in South Sudan.

27 Mar 2015 description

Nairobi, 27 March 2015—With the contribution of USD50.93 million from the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat will implement projects in Asia, Arab States and Africa.

10 Dec 2014 description

Juba 9 December 2014 - UN-Habitat is providing safe water to people of South Sudan within a short period of time while having a positive impact in the lives of the residents. Ezo Kapoeta, Gok Machar counties are beneficiaries of the second phase Quick Impact Project. The project also offers capacity building for caretakers, training in operation & maintenance, hygiene awareness and sensitization.

11 Jul 2014 description

Juba 10 July 2014—Mr. Andrew Loggali is a very grateful man. After several years renting a house, he has achieved what is to almost all human beings a great dream- he is the proud owner of a home thanks to a project by UN-Habitat through funding from the Government of Japan.

02 Apr 2014 description

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

25 Sep 2013 description

UN-Habitat in partnership with the Government of South Sudan and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have embarked on a journey to make the residents of South Sudan’s dream of improved health come true, through access to sanitation facilities, access to safe and clean water.

31 Oct 2011 description

Nairobi, 27 Oct 11- The two Sudans met in Nairobi a fortnight ago and agreed to enhance cooperation and promote mutual partnership for the good of the two neighbours since they became separate countries in July.

In a meeting hosted by UN-HABITAT that brought together urban experts working in South Sudan and the Sudan, urban challenges facing the two nations were discussed and possible solutions agreed upon.