Just 4 major conflicts (Afghanistan, Iraq, Mexico and Syria)
are responsible for a tally of at least ten thousand deaths, with millions more
fatally injured. Two billion people around the
world live in countries where development outcomes are affected by conflict or
violence, in fact in today’s world conflicts drive 80% of all humanitarian
conflicts not only cause internal and external unrest, but also cost lives
hence it is necessary we all find a favorable solution to first stop these wars
and then also develop the areas (war zones).
One of the most influential predicament related to peace and
security of Japan and the international community is to support Afghanistan’s
efforts toward autonomy and the durability of the region, and also to prevent
Afghanistan from pulling back to a being a hub of terrorism. Japan has
consistently supported Afghanistan’s reconstruction efforts mainly in such
fields as enhancement of security capabilities, and socio-economic development
(which includes improvement of primary infrastructure, education, and basic
health). In July 2012, Japan publicized that it would provide around $3
billion as backing to Afghanistan. Japan has been resolving reliable support
through bilateral partnership and cooperation with international organizations.
Other than that in 2003, Japan declared refurbishment aid to
Iraq totaling the grant to US$5 billion, which is added up to the US$1.5 billion immediate assistance.
The US$1.5 billion directed at recuperating living standard of Iraqi
people including power propagating, education, water and sanitation, health,
employment, as well as enrichment of security.
Not only the Middle East, but peace building is one of the
priorities of Japan’s diplomacy towards Africa too. In particular, stability in
Sudan and South Sudan is directly related to the stability of the whole of
Africa. The two countries are within Africa, compelling in depth assistance for
the consolidation of peace. With this understanding, Japan has granted a loan
of over $1.3 billion to Sudan and South Sudan since 2005.
Not just money but specifically, Japan provides support by
maintaining a food production base mainly in the war-torn regions of
Sudan. To South Sudan, in addition to the aforementioned support, Japan’s
assistance has focused on development of infrastructure and governance.
The following are
some pacts the Japanese have signed for the betterment of developing nations:
Resource Development in Asia for Peace building (August, 2006)
Support for the Consolidation of Peace in Africa (February, 2006)
and Australia toward a Creative Partnership (May, 2002)
from Japan on “Conflict and Development” (July, 2000)
albeit providing eminent support for these war zones, they (war zones) still
continue to be treacherous, war torn and inhabitable. Therefore, there seems to
be no elucidation on how and when someone will put an end to this. Hence,
finding a solution in the immediate future is unavoidable and inexcusable.