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).
On March 21st, Japanese Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Iwao Horii had an official conference with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali in Dhaka.
Vice-Minister Horii arrived in Dhaka on 21st and is going to go on to visit refugee camps in Cox Bazaar on 22nd. The primary purpose of his visit is to further the repatriation process of Rohingya refugees. He is also visiting Myanmar from 23rd to 24th.
After the official conference on 21st, Vice-Minister Horii commented as follows;
Baghdad, 23 March 2018 --- Japan has renewed its commitment to the work WHO does in the Republic of Iraq by meeting lifesaving needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in the governorates of Ninewa, Erbil and Duhok.
This recent contribution raises Japan's donation to 5.2 million USD since 2016. The donation has been valuable in purchasing ambulances, medical kits and equipment, which have assisted thousands of men, women and children in need of medical care.
The Government of Japan contributes USD 1,010,900 (equivalent to approximately 110 million Japanese Yen) to the UN Haiti Cholera Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund, making it the third largest contributor to the fund. This contribution supports activities to prevent the spread and to reduce cholera transmission in Haiti. The press release contains additional information.
N’DJAMENA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up nutrition support for 65,000 people in Chad’s fragile Sahel region, thanks to a US$2.5 million contribution from the Government of Japan.
Insufficient rainfall during the last planting season in parts of Chad’s Sahel region has ignited an early onset of the lean season – the period when families increasingly face difficulties feeding themselves as food stocks from the previous harvest are depleted. The situation is compounded by chronically high levels of acute malnutrition.
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.
N’DJAMENA – Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) déploie ses opérations de soutien nutritionnel pour 65 000 personnes dans la région fragile de la bande sahélienne au Tchad, grâce à une contribution de 2,5 millions de dollars du gouvernement japonais.
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.
BAGHDAD, 21 March 2018 – A handover ceremony was held today to mark the completion of the project to “Improve the Impact and Effectiveness of Community Police in the Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq”. The project was funded by the Government of Japan and implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in cooperation with the Government of Iraq.
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.
By Sophie Raynor
Walking hours per day for clean, safe water was a reality for hundreds of children in remote Timor-Leste not too long ago. But now, community-led efforts have seen water piped into the centres of some of the country’s most isolated hamlets, and its children accessing good health and secure education. Find out how UNICEF is supporting a tiny village in the country’s mountainous centre now.
Kasai – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has received USD 900,000 of funding from the Government of Japan to assist 200,000 returnees, displaced people and members of host communities affected by the crisis in Kasai, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No.12 - 2018
Le 25 février, 6 personnes, en mission humanitaire, ont trouvé la mort dans les environs de Markounda alors qu’ils effectuaient une mission humanitaire. Plusieurs braquages ont été enregistrés.
During another harsh winter in eastern Afghanistan over the past five months, CWS Japan provided cash assistance to help families returning from Pakistan after years in exile to meet basic needs, including interventions to help prevent often-deadly acute respiratory illness among children. Since most families are living in extreme conditions without full shelter or heat, young children face multiple health risks, but ARIs are the deadliest.
19th March, 2018 The Grant Contract formalizing the Government of Japan’s assistance to four new Grassroots Human Security Projects in total were signed between H.E Mr. Tetsuya Ishii, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in Tonga, and respective recipients on Thursday, 15 March 2018.
15 March 2018— The World Health Organization (WHO) expresses its appreciation for a new donation of US$ 1.5 million from the Government of Japan to provide emergency services to vulnerable populations in conflict-affected areas in Yemen, where more than 16.4 million people are in need of access to health care services.
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.
On March 15, Ambassador Koji Haneda attended the Ceremonial Handover of Japanese Construction Heavy Machineries and the Signing Ceremony of the Exchange of Notes with the UN-Habitat for Marawi Rehabilitation in Marawi City. From the Philippine side, Executive Secretary Medialdea, Secretary Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Secretary Diokno of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Assistant Secretary Castro from Bangon Marawi, Vice Governor Alont Adiong of Lanao del Sur, and Mayor Gandamra of Marawi City joined the ceremony.