AMMAN, 4 October 2017 - The Government of Japan today formally announced a new provision of its Emergency Grant Aid to UNHCR and UNICEF amounting to a total of US$3.5 million for continued emergency humanitarian assistance to Syrians affected by the ongoing crisis.
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No. 36- 2017
Juba – Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan Kiya Masahiko visited the Bentiu protection of civilians (PoC) site this week, where Government of Japan partners are providing humanitarian assistance to an estimated 115,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs). With over 7.6 million people in need of aid across the country, the support of the Japanese people is critical to ensuring relief agencies have resources to reach those most in need.
His Excellency Kenichi Suganuma, the Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka visited Anuradhapura District to be present at the opening of the Maternal and Child Health Centre in Buddhangala, Padaviya Division, which has been constructed under ODA grant aid from the people of Japan.
The Japanese Government, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, has granted US$334,902 for
1) The Project for Extension of Pin Baw Village Station Hospital in Mogaung Township, Kachin State (US$ 103,825); and
2) The Project for Construction of Pin He Village Basic Education Branch Middle School in Mohnyin Township, Kachin State (US$ 231,077).
Ramallah, 20 April, 2017 - The Government of Japan and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announced today the launching of a project under the title “Women's health: addressing pressing needs for sexual and reproductive health and breast cancer services in hardly hit communities”. The project will be implemented in Gaza and area C with financial support of USD 471,275 by the Government of Japan.
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.
Baghdad, Iraq, 12 April 2017 – As the current humanitarian crisis in Iraq enters its fourth year, women and girls are facing extraordinary vulnerabilities related to their inability to access to minimum reproductive health services, and extraordinary Gender Based Violence (GBV) risks. With the generous support from the government of Japan for USD 4.7 million, UNFPA will be able to provide 130,000 women and girls to access to reproductive health services and gender based violence response interventions.
On March 28, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 15 million US dollars through the World Bank’s Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF), to provide emergency health and medical care assistance for Syrian refugees and to their host communities’ Jordanian inhabitants.
On March 28, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 2 million US dollars to newly arrived displaced persons in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, who were affected by the destabilized situation in northern Rakhine State, Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
On March 14, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 26 million US dollars in response to the famine in the Middle East and Africa through 6 international organizations and agencies including the World Food Programme (WFP).
This assistance is also provided as a swift response to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s call for support. Japan will provide humanitarian assistance such as food, nutrition, health and WASH (Water and Sanitation) in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Yemen, and Kenya.
ISLAMABAD: The government of Japan has announced a contribution of USD 7 million to UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Food Programme (WFP) to support the Afghan Refugees and host communities in Pakistan.
The official announcement was made by the Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Abdul Qadir Baloch and the Ambassador of Japan in Pakistan H.E. Mr. Takashi Kurai during a press event held in Islamabad.
6 March 2017, Juba, South Sudan – The Government of Japan and the World Health Organization (WHO) delivered three all-terrain vehicles for the three regional Blood Transfusion Centres in Juba, Wau and Malakal, at the end of their USD 2 million project for boosting blood donation. The three vehicles are a shot in the arm for the Regional Blood Transfusion Centres to collect more contributions through mobile blood donation drives.
The Government of Japan has committed a new assistance of USD 46,668,925 to the Palestinian people through international organizations and Japanese NGOs.
On December 7th, the signing ceremony of Exchange of Notes for three projects amounting to three billion and five hundred eighty-one million Japanese Yen (approx.31.4 million USD) was held in Nay Pyi Taw.
H.E. Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed the Exchange of Notes with H.E. U Maung Maung Win, Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance for two projects, with Ms. Naoe YAKIYA, Deputy Country Director, World Food Program (WFP) Myanmar for the third project.
H.E. Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI, Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar, and Chairpersons of the various construction committees from the States and Regions concerned signed the grant contracts for four projects today. Under these contracts, Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme will provide a total of US$532,304 as follows:
The Project for Construction of Kone Ma Hat Village Bridge in Bamaw Township, Kachin State (USD 121,957)
New US$ four million Japanese grant to procure Inactivated Polio Vaccine
Islamabad - 29 November 2016: The Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) signed today an agreement of Japanese Yen 404 million (US$ 4 million) grant for “the Project for the Control and Eradication of Poliomyelitis”.
On 16th November, the Ambassador of Japan to Zimbabwe, H.E. Mr Yoshi Tendai Hiraishi officially handed over the facilities which had been improved by “The Project for the Improvement of Facilities for Medical Services and Maternal and Child Health in Hwange District” implemented with the fund of 88,727 USD which was granted by the Government of Japan.
On October 21, the Government of Japan decided to implement Emergency Grant Aid of 3 million US dollars through United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) response to damages caused by Hurricane “Matthew” in the Republic of Haiti.