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UN-Habitat Sudan receives USD 700,000 from Japan to support peaceful IDP returns to South Darfur, Sudan

UN-Habitat Sudan receives USD 700,000 from Japan to support peaceful IDP returns to South Darfur, Sudan

Khartoum, 17 February 2019 – The Government of Japan has pledged USD 700,000 for the Emergency Support to IDP Return in Alsalam Locality, South Darfur State project for a period of one year starting from March 2019. The UN-Habitat project will benefit 17,100 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and members of […]

Japan provides support to urgently improve rubbish management in Yangon City, Myanmar

Japan provides support to urgently improve rubbish management in Yangon City, Myanmar

Yangon City, Myanmar, 18 February 2019 – A grant aid agreement signed between Mr. Ichiro Maruyama, Japan’s Ambassador to Myanmar and Mr. Bijay Bahadur Karmacharya, Country Programme Manager in Myanmar for UN-Habitat aims to improve management of rubbish in Yangon City. The USD 5.5 million project will support the introduction […]

After heavy fighting destroyed their city, Filipino families come together for ground breaking at the site of their new homes

After heavy fighting destroyed their city, Filipino families come together for ground breaking at the site of their new homes

Marawi City, Mindanao, Philippines, February 2019 – From early morning, families whose homes were destroyed in the heavy fighting in Marawi in the southern Philippines almost two years ago, gathered in the Barangay Dulay Proper district of Marawi for the groundbreaking ceremony for their new houses. They came from evacuation […]

Young Somali women complete training in construction skills and ready to work

Young Somali women complete training in construction skills and ready to work

Garowe, Puntland, Somalia, February 2019 –  In Somalia, it is extremely rare to see a woman working in the construction industry. However nearly two thirds of the young people who have just graduated from a UN-Habitat training course in Puntland State of Somalia are young women. “Project Rajo” (Rajo is […]

UN-Habitat and the County Government of Vihiga support capacity and skills development for women and youth

UN-Habitat and the County Government of Vihiga support capacity and skills development for women and youth

Nairobi, 19 December 2018 – UN-Habitat and the County Government of Vihiga in Kenya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support capacity and skills development for women and youth through youth empowerment and economic opportunity. It provides a framework for UN-Habitat and the County Government of Vihiga to promote […]

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