JUBA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a US$1.8 million (JP¥ 200,000,000) contribution from Japan to help bolster food and nutrition security in South Sudan, where millions of people do not know where their next meal is coming from.
Japan's new contribution, will enable WFP to reach 32,000 people in Western Bahr el Ghazal and Central Equatoria states with critical food assistance while they work on rehabilitating or constructing productive assets.
Kabul, August 27, 2018 – The Government of Japan has responded to the urgent call to scale up maternal and child health action in Afghanistan with new assistance to UNICEF of USD 8.1 million. The grant is a part of the overall supports to address the wellbeing of mothers and children, with a focus on health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, through the scale-up of the system to the nationwide to utilize a comprehensive handbook for service receivers and providers within the Basic Primary Health Service (BPHS) system across all 34 provinces of the country.
Today, August 24, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in response to the request from the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo following the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in the eastern part of the country.
The Government of Japan decided to provide emergency assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in light of the friendly relationship between Japan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
On Monday, August 6, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (water storage tanks, tents) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, in response to the request from its government following serious damage caused by the floods disaster in the country.
The Ministers/Representatives of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam (hereafter referred to as the “Lower Mekong Countries”); the European Union, the Governments of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and the United States; and the World Bank (hereafter referred to as the “Development Partners”); and Mekong River Commission (MRC), collectively referred to as “the Participants,”
In the spirit of promoting continued cooperation to support inclusive and sustainable development among the Lower Mekong Countries;
Today, July 25, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, blankets, etc.) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), in response to the request from the Government of the Lao PDR following serious damage caused by the flood disaster in Attapeu province in southern Laos.
Yola, 25 July 2018 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Adamawa State Government and the Government of Japan flagged off the distribution of agricultural inputs in Loko, a village once hit by Boko Haram in Song Local Government Area in Adamawa State.
Le 19 juin, le Gouvernement du Japon a décidé d’accorder une Aide d’Urgence de 3 millions de dollars américains, en réponse à l’épidémie de maladie à virus Ebola en République Démocratique du Congo, à travers l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS), le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance (UNICEF) et l’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM).
Juba 15 June, 2018 – ‘I have witnessed it myself that most of our mothers die due to losing a lot of blood after delivery and about 80 percent die because of lack of blood for transfusion. So, I felt that I should act as an example to donate blood to save the lives of our mothers’ said Judith a midwife working at Juba Teaching Hospital after donating blood. She appealed to other health workers to volunteer and donate blood to save more lives.
Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano signed and exchanged notes on the Project for Improving Flood Forecasting and Warning System for Cagayan de Oro Basin and on the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) Project on June 13, 2018.
The Government of Japan decided to dispatch the Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Infectious Diseases Response Team from June 11 in response to the request from the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo concerning the Ebola virus disease outbreak.
The Team will work for strengthening surveillance system and laboratory confirmation capabilities in Kinshasa, in collaboration with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and International Organizations.
Today, June 8, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, blankets, etc.) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to the Republic of Guatemala, in response to the request from the Government of the Republic of Guatemala following serious damage caused by the eruption of Fuego volcano.
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No.26 - 2018
On May 29, the Government of Japan will dispatch the Assessment Team including infectious disease experts and officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to the Democratic Republic of the Congo following an outbreak of Ebola virus disease.
The Assessment Team will investigate the needs of the affected areas and coordinate the possibility of further assistance based on discussions with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and International Organizations.
This report describes Japan’s incremental approach to developing, implementing, and facilitating compliance with building regulation over many decades. It explains Japan’s unique path to developing a policy and legal framework as well as compliance mechanisms that grow out of this framework and that function within Japan’s risk profile and climate, culture, and construction practices.
JUBA, 22 May 2018 – the Government of Japan and UNIDO welcome Ministry of Industry, Trade and EAC, having developed a set of import and export guidelines for goods, including processed foods and food products.
The guidelines, presented today for validation at an event in Juba, were prepared under UNIDO’s project “Increased resilience and self-help capacities for reconstruction of livelihoods and sustained nutritional food security in South Sudan” funded by the Government of Japan. The project, worth around USD 500,000, commenced in April 2017.
Today, May 23, upon the request of the Government of the Republic of Djibouti, the Government of Japan has decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, blankets, etc.) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Djibouti in response to the damages caused by the recent flooding.
Upon the request of the Government of the Republic of Djibouti, and in light of the humanitarian perspective and the cordial relations between Japan and Djibouti, Japan has decided to provide emergency assistance to Djibouti to meet its humanitarian needs.
Beirut, 1 April 2018 – with the support from the Government of Japan (USD 1.3 million), the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Syria Response launched the project “Protecting Civilians in Syria through Humanitarian Mine Action Coordination” to reinforce the protection of civilians in Syria through humanitarian mine action activities.
KHARTOUM, 9 May 2018 (UNHCR): - The UN Refugee Agency welcomed today a generous contribution of USD 2 million from the Government and people of Japan to protect and assist South Sudanese refugees in Sudan. Japan’s funding will help UNHCR work with the Government of Sudan to address the increasing humanitarian needs of South Sudanese refugees who have sought safety in Sudan due to the continued violence in their country.
On April 24, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 14 million US dollars for the persons in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, who are living under severe humanitarian situation caused by the Syrian crisis.
This Emergency Grant Aid is to provide humanitarian assistance in the areas of health, sanitation, medical service, food and basic needs, through six international organizations including the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).