Two hundred and fifty Syrian refugees and host community members received commemorative certificates from the Ambassador of Japan, Mr Akio Miyajima, during a job fair organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) in Sanliurfa, Turkey, on 4 December 2018.
Technical Deep Dive on Seismic Risk and Resilience
Every year, approximately 70,000 people die worldwide from natural disasters. Most of these deaths are caused by building collapse during earthquakes, and the great majority occur in developing countries. Earthquakes also push approximately 4 million people into extreme poverty every year. Earthquakes test the strength of societies, governments, and the built environment.
The signing ceremony of “Japanese Grant Aid for The Fourth Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP4)” was held at Economic Relations Division (ERD) of Ministry of Finance on December 10, 2018. Mr. Hiroyasu Izumi, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, and Mr. Monowar Ahmed, Secretary of ERD signed Exchange of Notes representing respective governments. Mr. Hitoshi Hirata, Chief Representative of JICA Bangladesh Office, also attended the ceremony and signed the Grant Agreement for the Programme.
On 6 December 2018, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) officially handed over a total of 307 housing units in Zanjilli neighborhood of West Mosul, Nineveh Governorate, rehabilitated under the project titled “Promoting Urban Recovery and Resilience in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq” generously funded by the Government of Japan.
Juba, 6 December 2018 – A high-level delegation of the Embassy of Japan in South Sudan, the United Nations, and the representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) visited Kasire Village in Rajaf, on the outskirts of Juba Town. The delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Seiji Okada, the Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, Mr. Alain Noudéhou, the UN DSRSG, Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, together with Mr. Henry Andrew Okwera, the Director General of the NMAA, and Mr.
New York– Unprecedented numbers of people are affected by conflicts and humanitarian crisis in the Arab States Region. As partners for development, UNDP and Japan have fully committed to assist populations to be more resilient even under challenging circumstances and strengthen the humanitarian-development-peace nexus.
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“I spent my childhood confined to bed, ill and depressed. When people visited us, I felt shy to meet them. I was unable to walk until 1st grade. My mum used to carry me to school,” says Gharam Ghazi, a 33 year-old woman suffering from congenital hip dysplasia and dwarfism. In 2011, she was displaced to Dera’a by the conflict in Syria. This brought her into contact with Fatima Ali, a vivacious social worker at the UNRWA Community Based Centre in Dera’a. “My life has completely changed since I met her,” says Gharam.
To reduce the risk of infections being acquired in hospitals, WHO with the support from the Japanese government is working with health facilities in the conflict affected areas in eastern Ukraine.
Supply of sterilization equipment as well as the delivery of trainings to health care workers of selected health facilities in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions have been key activities to improve the infection prevention and control measures in health facilities in the conflict affected areas in eastern Ukraine.
249 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 0 m cash-based transfers made
US$ 3.4 m six months (October 2018 -March 2019) net funding requirements, representing 64% of total
36,149 m people assisted in August
The Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, Mr. Takeshi Okubo, and Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl, attended a signing ceremony for two Japanese contributions, namely the Solar Panel Project in Gaza worth US$ 4.4 million and a Japanese staff secondment to the UNRWA External Relations Department.
ACCRA–The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of US$5 million from the Government of Japan which will enable the scale-up of an important programme addressing undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity in Ghana.
Phnom Penh, 22 November 2018 - In a bid to increase school safety in Cambodia’s most vulnerable communities, UNDP and Save the Children have joined hands in the coastal province of Koh Kong. The collaboration marks a fresh partnership between the two organisations on promoting local school-level disaster preparedness while also supporting the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport’s national disaster management strategy.
New US$ 4.6 million Japanese grant to procure Oral Polio Vaccine
Islamabad, 19 November 2018: The Government of Japan has announced to provide 510 million Japanese Yen in grant aid to support the supply of the essential polio vaccine for the campaigns during the 2018/19 low transmission season of the poliovirus.
The notes of the grant were signed and exchanged today between the Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
LES POINTS MARQUANTS
Alors que le monde continue de s’urbaniser à un rythme toujours plus rapide et avec une ampleur sans précédent, les villes payent un tribut de plus en plus lourd aux conflits, aux crises et aux catastrophes naturelles.
Un nouveau document de synthèse de la Banque mondiale et de l'UNESCO, intitulé CURE, propose un cadre amélioré, fondé sur la culture, pour la reconstruction et le relèvement des villes.
Culture – the “X Factor” for Building Back Better after Conflict and Disasters
- As the world continues to urbanize rapidly, cities are increasingly bearing the brunt of conflicts, crises, and disasters, which have a devastating effect on culture.
- A new World Bank-UNESCO Position Paper, Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery (CURE), proposes an enhanced culture-based framework for city reconstruction and recovery.
Guidebook for Urban Resilience was developed to provide guidance to the national and local government officials in ASEAN Member States (AMS) in charge of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Urban Planning and Management. With this report, the officials can understand urban disaster risk, issues and countermeasures against the urban disaster risks or critical points regarding to DRR, mainstreaming DRR into urban planning and management including regulation of land use and development through reading the guidebook.
• UNICEF developed a preparedness and response plan for Ebola Virus Disease and contributed the National Ebola Preparedness and Response Plan. A total of US$ 370,000 was allocated through the UNICEF Emergency Programme Fund as a loan to accelerate implementation of the preparedness activities.
The Governments of the Republic of Liberia and Japan on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 signed 2.7 million United States Dollars Food Aid Agreement aimed at alleviating hunger and promoting food security in Liberia.
The 2.7 million Food Aid Agreement signed is known as the Kennedy Round (KR) of Food Aid 2018.
It can be recalled that the Government of the Republic of Japan, in October this year, announced US$2.7 million worth of Food Assistance to the Government and people of Liberia aimed at addressing Liberia’s food security situation.