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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.
Juba — The Diet (Parliament) of Japan approved the $22.4 million budget for South Sudan’s humanitarian and reconstruction assistance through its partnership with international organizations.
The Government of Japan made a voluntary contribution of approximately €48,000 to the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The Government of Japan has decided to provide USD 80 million in support of people of South Sudan facing dire humanitarian needs. A total of USD 80 million will be provided through various international agencies; approximately USD 56.7 million to help internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan, while USD 23.9 million is for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda.
This new pledge will be announced at the High-Level Event on Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 9 February.
Juba, South Sudan, 2 June 2014 - The Government of Japan has completed all the administrative procedures and is ready to disburse all the pledged contributions made at the Humanitarian Conference in Oslo on 20 May 2014 by mid-June. The pledge amounting up to 17 million USD was announced by Mr. Akio Shirota, Ambassador of Japan to Norway at the Conference in Oslo for the deteriorated humanitarian situation since mid-December 2013 in South Sudan.
The health sector of Rakai District has received donations from the Embassy of Japan in Uganda. The project of 97,675 US Dollars (about 215 million Uganda shillings) was signed between the Embassy of Japan and Rakai Community Based Health Project in January 2011.
H.E. Kazuo Minagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Uganda, has today signed the grant contracts totalling 219,724US Dollars, equivalent to over 510M UGX with the representatives of St. Bakhita Girls’ Senior Secondary School and Agency for Sustainable Rural Transformation (AFSRT) at the Embassy of Japan in Kampala.
The Embassy of Japan in Uganda has today handed over school facilities to Pioneer Primary School. The project of 79,899 USD has been funded to rehabilitate a classroom, office and staff blocks to improve the educational environment.
On December 20, the Government of Japan decided to dispatch an engineering unit of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) consisting of up to 330 personnel to the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), in addition to the two Staff Officers that are already dispatched. The engineering unit will work to improve infrastructure, including maintenance and repair of roads. The Government of Japan will also dispatch a Staff Officer who will be in charge of planning and coordinating engineering activities to the Mission Support Division of UNMISS.
KAMPALA - The United Nations World Food Programme thanked the Government of Japan today for a donation of US$4.7 million towards emergency and livelihood programmes in the Karamoja region.
Just over US$3 million will go towards emergency activities in response to drought in the region, and US$1.6 million to the Karamoja Productive Assets Programme.
"This donation will save many lives," said WFP Country Director Stanlake Samkange. "At the same time, it will help to give the people of Karamoja a means to diversify and strengthen their livelihoods.
On 13 July, the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance totalling 3,914,193.80 US dollars (approximately 403.2 million yen) through the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to a project entitled "Northern Uganda Early Recovery Project" in the Republic of Uganda, which is going to be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
During the past 20 years, about 1.5 million people have been displaced as a consequence of the war …
At the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV) convened in Yokohama last May, the participants compiled the Yokohama Action Plan that lays out assistant measures to be implemented by countries or organizations.
1. On May 23rd, the Government of Japan decided to implement grant food aid of five billion five-hundred and seventy million yen (approximately 54 million dollars) to eleven countries and one region through the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) as an emergency measure in response to the aggravating issue of rising food prices,
- The Government of Japan has decided to provide, through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) grant aid totaling 300 million yen as assistance for underprivileged farmers to the two projects below. Notes on this aid were exchanged on March 14 (Fri) (local time, same day) in Rome between Mr. Yuji Nakamura, Japanese ambassador to Italy, and Mr. James G.
- The Government of Japan has decided to extend grant aid (food aid) totaling 2.88 billion yen through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to the following eight countries where there are vulnerable groups (including internally displaced persons, women and children) facing chronic food shortage caused by internal conflicts, poverty and other factors. Notes to this effect were exchanged on December 18 (Tue) (local time: same day) between Mr. Yuji Nakamura, Japanese Ambassador to Italy, and Mr.
On September 20 (Thu), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency relief goods worth about 12 million yen (blankets, tents and plastic sheets) to the Republic of Uganda, which has sustained widespread damage from flooding caused by continuous torrential rains.
At the beginning of September, torrential rains caused large-scale flooding mainly in the northern and eastern parts of the Republic of Uganda, destroying 35,000 houses and affecting about 50,000 households and 300,000 people (as of September 20).
At present, in large parts of the north and east of the country, the …
On March 2 (Fri), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grant aid for five projects, totaling about 9.76 million dollars, through United Nations organizations to support peace consolidation in four African countries (Uganda, Sierra Leone, Burundi and Liberia).
In Africa, some progress has been made towards achieving durable peace in regions that have suffered from conflict, such as the Great Lakes region and West Africa.
- The Government of Japan has decided to extend food aid totaling 2.01billion yen (approximately US$ 18.1 million) through the World Food Programme (WFP) to Darfur refugees and others in Sudan and Chad and to people in Kenya and Uganda facing serious food shortage caused by drought. Notes to this effect were exchanged on July 28 (Fri) in Rome between Mr. Yuji Nakamura, Japanese Ambassador to Italy, and Mr. John M. Powell, Deputy Executive Director of the WFP.
The last item is about Japan's decisions to extend grant aid between 17 to 23 March.
Firstly, 2.6 billion yen will be extended to Afghanistan for the purpose of economic structural reform. A maximum of 106 million yen will be extended to the Democratic and People's Republic of Algeria for fishery. The Government of Japan also decided to extend 416 million yen to the Kingdom of Cambodia for landmine clearance. Also, 600 million yen will be extended in non-project type to the Republic of Malawi.
- The Government of Japan has decided to extend "The Grant Assistance for Underprivileged Farmers (2KR)" amounting 147 million yen (approximately 1,370,000 dollars), through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), for the dissemination of NERICA (New Rice for Africa) and improved rice production systems in the Republic of Uganda. Notes to this effect were exchanged on February 28 (Tue) in Rome between Mr. Yuji Nakamura, Japanese Ambassador to Italy, and Mr. David Harcharik, Deputy Director General of FAO.