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Source: United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) |

Japan donates US $906,000 to Mine Action in South Sudan

Last year alone, Japanese-funded teams cleared a total of 1,799,211 sqm, and closed 450 spot tasks including emergency operations by UNMAS Quick Response Teams to survey and clear civilian locations in Juba in the immediate aftermath of conflict in July 2016

The Government of Japan has contributed USD 906,000 for the mine action project “Humanitarian Mine Action in Support of Conflict Affected Communities in South Sudan.” Over the past five years, Japan has contribution over USD 13 million to mine action operations in South Sudan. Last year alone, Japanese-funded teams cleared…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Revision of the Implementation Plans for the International Peace Cooperation Assignment for United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan

In South Sudan, the increase of the force level of UNMISS through the establishment of Regional Protection Force (RPF) with approximately 4,000 personnel has advanced such efforts for further stability in Juba

Japan has dispatched staff officers and Ground Self Defense Force (GSDF) engineering unit to UNMISS (United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan) since November 2011 and January 2012 respectively.  In South Sudan, the increase of the force level of UNMISS through the establishment of Regional Protection Force (RPF)…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Roadshow to China to Attract Investments to SEZs will begin in May

Minister Davies added that China was not only South Africa’s largest trading partner, but it has also emerged in recent years as a significant investor in both infrastructure and industrial projects in South Africa

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Strategic Cooperation that was signed by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and the Bank of China in Sandton today, will bear immediate fruits when a roadshow is undertaken to China to…

Source: United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) |

Invitation to a press conference on The Government of Japan contributes to UNMAS to support Sudan to meet its obligation under Ottawa Treaty

United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), Embassy of Japan, and the National Mine Action Center cordially invite you to attend and cover the press conference on the contribution of the Government of Japan for UNMAS to support Sudan to meet its obligation under Ottawa Treaty.  Presenters:  Mr. Habibulhaq Javed, UNMAS…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Madagascar in Response to the Cyclone Disaster

In Madagascar, a cyclone passed from March 7 to 10 and caused extensive damage such as serious floods in several areas including the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo

On March 21, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents and plastic sheets) to the Republic of Madagascar, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the serious damage caused by the recent cyclone. In Madagascar, a cyclone passed from March 7 to 10…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Kenya |

Rehabilitation of Street-children through Organic Farming amount of 74,605 US Dollars

Prior to the project, Moyo Children Center (MCC) was unable to provide drug-addicted children with the individualized attention that they need for successful rehabilitation

The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. Today, the official ground breaking ceremony of “The Project for Rehabilitation of Street-children through Organic Farming”, a GGP project, was held at Magogoni Town, Ngoliba Location,…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Zimbabwe in Response to the flood and Cyclone Damage

Subsequent to the heavy rain since the end of November 2016, Cyclone Dineo struck Zimbabwe, on February 16, resulting in a large number of those affected including the loss of lives, and much physical damage

On March 16, upon the request of the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, plastic sheets, portable jerry cans, etc.) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Zimbabwe in response to the damage caused by the recent flood…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Japan-Mozambique Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

The two sides exchanged views on strengthening bilateral cooperation, including in the field of economy, and Minister Kishida stated that he intends to continue cooperating in order to develop the Nacala Corridor Region

On March 14, commencing at 10:00 a.m. for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Oldemiro Júlio Marques Baloi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of Mozambique, who is visiting Japan. The overview of the meeting is as…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Emergency Grant Aid in response to famine disaster in the Middle East and Africa regions

Japan will provide humanitarian assistance such as food, nutrition, health and WASH (Water and Sanitation) in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Yemen, and Kenya

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…

The Medical City
Source: The Medical City |

Outstanding Philippine Healthcare Highlighted at Kuwait Medical Travel Congress

The Medical City Clark located at Kuwait-invested Sabah Al-Ahmad Global Gateway Logistics City in the Philippines presents at Kuwait Health Exhibition & Conference

Top notch medical expert on international patient safety and quality healthcare, The Medical City Clark Philippines (www.TheMedicalCity.com), was highlighted at the recently concluded Medical Travel Congress at Kuwait Health. The Medical City Clark (www.Facebook.com/TheMedicalCityClark), a private tertiary hospital known for its cutting-edge health services with centers of excellence in the field…