Japan contributes more than US$800,000 to help bolster Food Security in Gaza

The Government of Japan has made a contribution of more than US$800,000 to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help bolster food security in Gaza whose inhabitants are experiencing high levels of deprivation. WFP will use these funds to provide electronic vouchers to more than 63,000 of the poorest and most vulnerable non-refugees in Gaza. They will be able to use the vouchers to buy nutritious, fresh foods at local retailers. WFP Representative and Country Director, Stephen … [Read more...]

Japan contributes over US$5.8 Million to Nine Projects of UNIDO

The Government of Japan will contribute over US$5.8 million to nine projects in Ethiopia, Gabon, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, South Sudan, the State of Palestine and the Syrian Arab Republic. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has welcomed this Government of Japan's announcement. These UNIDO projects promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development by taking a human security approach. The concept of human security is closely … [Read more...]

Japan supports the Recovery of Cambodians affected by Floods

To support recovery and strengthen resilience of populations affected by floods in Cambodia, the Government of Japan and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) have exchanged notes on a grant aid agreement for implementation of a project. Aimed at providing safe and resilient shelter, the project will rehabilitate 200 housing units and benefit approximately 2,148 households. The Project for the Support for Improving Living Environment and Disaster Prevention Capacity in … [Read more...]

Japanese Government extends Grant to Three Bangladeshi NGOs

The Japanese government has extended a grant of $205,035 to three Bangladeshi NGOs. Ambassador Hiroyasu Izumi signed ‘Grant Contracts’ for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) at the Embassy of Japan with the representatives of these NGOs. Md Golam Mostofa, executive director of Community Initiative Society (CIS), Md Feroz Salah Uddin, secretary general of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), and Khondkar Anisur Rahman, executive officer of PRISM Bangladesh Foundation, led … [Read more...]

UNESCO and Japan sign Agreement to enhance Climate Resilience in Africa

UNESCO and the Government of Japan have signed an agreement of USD 1.7 million in support of the project "Water disaster Platform to enhance climate resilience in Africa". Japan’s Ambassador to UNESCO, H.E. Mr. Takio Yamada and Director, Bureau of Strategic Planning, UNESCO, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Saux have signed the document. The initiative stems from the first meeting of UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on 18 October 2018. It forms part of … [Read more...]

Eisai enters Agreement to support International Governmental Organization Association for Aid and Relief

Eisai Co., Ltd. has signed an agreement to support the international non-governmental organization Association for Aid and Relief, Japan's program to raise awareness of mycetoma in Sudan. Mycetoma is an infectious disease often seen in tropical and subtropical regions such as in the African continent, and since there is a lack of basic information on the disease including its transmission pathway and incidence, it is said to be one of the most neglected tropical diseases. Currently, … [Read more...]

Japan contributes US$30.4 Million to provide Food and Nutrition Assistance in Yemen

Japan has made contribution of US$30.4 million in funding to provide food and nutrition assistance for over three million vulnerable people in Yemen, bolstering WFP’s efforts to alleviate the country’s humanitarian crisis. Japan’s support, which has been pledged in two separate grants of US$18.4 million and US$12 million, will be used to provide 2.1 million people with general food assistance for one month. These monthly food rations of staples including wheat flour, vegetable oil, … [Read more...]

Japan contributes US$13 Million to enhance WFP’s provision of Life-Saving Assistance across Afghanistan

WFP Country Director expressed his gratitude to the Government and people of Japan for their timely support. Japan has contributed US$13 million (¥1.44 billion) to enhance WFP’s provision of life-saving assistance through food and cash transfers to more than 675,000 people across Afghanistan. The contribution came at the height of the emergency and Japan’s flexible funding allowed us to respond effectively to the needs of those suffering from the drought. The Government of Japan continues to … [Read more...]

$8 Million contribution from Japan for enhancing Food and Nutrition Security in Yemen

Japan has made a contribution of over $8 million to back FAO's work on enhancing food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable households in conflict-ridden Yemen. This will be achieved through the provision of crucial agricultural inputs and services, including the distribution of cereal and legumes seeds, restocking of livestock, and the rehabilitation of irrigation systems and other agricultural facilities, using "cash for work". These interventions will help food insecure … [Read more...]

Gates Foundation urges to invest in Health for Global Security and Growth

Bill and Melinda has urged donors to invest in health for global security and growth. Donating billions of dollars to global funds that fight poverty and disease is one of the best investments governments can make to boost security and economic growth. Ending epidemics of infectious diseases such as malaria, polio, HIV and malaria is proving tough, they said, but dramatic progress made by global aid mechanisms recent decades means the world's people are now healthier and more … [Read more...]