Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Japan's supports life-saving assistance for conflict-affected communities in war-torn Sudan

Japan’s contribution comes in as the conflict in Sudan enters its tenth month and continues to spread across the country, resulting in record levels of hunger and displacement

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan welcomed a generous contribution of US$1.9 million from the Government of Japan. This will enable WFP to provide life-saving food assistance to some of the most vulnerable people across the country. Japan’s contribution  comes in as the conflict in Sudan enters…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Japan provides US$50 million for World Food Programme (WFP)’s life-saving assistance to 20 countries affected by conflicts, climate crisis and economic shocks

This contribution will enable WFP to assist vulnerable populations affected by conflict, extreme weather and economic crisis in 20 countries across mainly Asia, the Middle East and Africa

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a grant of US$50 million from the Government of Japan at a time of unprecedented funding shortage. This contribution will enable WFP to assist vulnerable populations affected by conflict, extreme weather and economic crisis in 20 countries across mainly Asia, the Middle…

Source: The Republic of Uganda - Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Uganda: Out-going Ambassador of Japan pays a courtesy call on Hon. Okello Oryem

Amb. Hidemoto reaffirmed Japan's commitment to supporting Uganda's development, expressing confidence that his successor will continue to further strengthen the friendly relations between the two Countries

H.E. Fukuzawa Hidemoto, out-going Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Uganda paid a farewell courtesy call on the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of International Relations, Hon. Oryem Henry Okello at the Ministry Headquarters. Amb. Hidemoto, who has served a 3-year tour of duty in Uganda…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Parliament lauds out-going Japan ambassador

Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa recognised Amb. Hidemoto for lobbying for increased funding to several sectors including education, infrastructure, health and energy, among others

Members of Parliament have lauded the out-going Japan Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Fukuzawa Hidemoto, for contributing towards the socio-economic transformation of the country, through the Japanese Embassy. H.E. Hidemoto, together with the Deputy Ambassador, Tomotaka Yoshimura, attended plenary to observe proceedings in the visitors’ gallery on Tuesday, 13 February 2024.…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Japan provides new food assistance support for vulnerable people in Zimbabwe

Since 2019, Japan has contributed over US$25.5 million to WFP-supported food assistance and resilience-building for vulnerable communities in the country

The Government of Japan today provided a US$1.36 million (¥200,000,000) contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme that will help provide critical food assistance for over 40,000 vulnerable people in Zimbabwe. Japan’s timely contribution, totalling 1,304 metric tonnes of cereals, pulses, and vegetable oil, will support food-insecure communities during…

Source: President of the Republic of Kenya |

Kenya bags Ksh 350 billion from Japan to Finance key Projects

These agreements will support projects and programmes in sectors that are aimed at turning around the economic fortunes of the country

Financial agreements worth KSh350 billion have been signed during President William Ruto’s visit to Japan. These agreements will support projects and programmes in sectors that are aimed at turning around the economic fortunes of the country. The largest projects to benefit are the Dongo Kundu Infrastructure Ecosystem and the Mombasa…

Source: UN Women - Africa |

Sudan Crisis: Japan provides support to vulnerable women and Girls impacted by the conflict

Funding from the Government of Japan will enable UN Women to strengthen the capacities of IDP camp managers and host communities to organize shelters and access to humanitarian services

The Government of Japan has contributed US$1,000,589 to UN WOMEN Sudan to respond to the urgent lifesaving needs of hundreds of thousands of IDP women and girls affected by the ongoing Sudan crisis.  “UN Women is grateful to the Government of Japan for standing with Sudanese women and girls during…

Source: President of the Republic of Kenya |

Kenya Toyota Partnership to Spur Vehicle manufacturing Industry, President Ruto

The agreement will see Toyota set up a vehicle manufacturing plant in the country. The company has committed an initial investment of Kshs 800 million in the Kenya Thika vehicle manufacturers

Kenya and Toyota Tsusho Corporation of Japan have signed a framework agreement for collaboration in vehicle manufacturing and renewable energy development. The agreement will see Toyota set up a vehicle manufacturing plant in the country. The company has committed an initial investment of Kshs 800 million in the Kenya Thika…

Source: UN Women - Africa |

Empowering Women on the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis in Somalia

The Women’s Leadership, Empowerment, Access, and Protection of Women and Girls in Crisis (LEAP) Programme, generously supported by the Government of Japan, offers a beacon of hope in a context where women and girls face acute vulnerabilities

In the arid lands of Somalia, where recurring droughts, famines, and floods afflict the population, women and girls in particular bear the brunt of climate-induced crises. Yet, despite Somalia's dual challenges of climate crises and armed conflict, a transformative initiative is reshaping lives, offering alternative livelihood opportunities, and bolstering resilience…