August 19, 2016

2.6 Million USD Emergency Grant Aid to Myanmar in Response to the Flood Disaster

The Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 2.6 million USD (approximately 325 million JPY) to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in response to the flood disaster.
This will be the largest contribution yet by the Government of Japan towards ongoing flood relief efforts in Myanmar.
Through this aid, emergency humanitarian assistance in such areas as food, water and sanitation, shelter, and non-food items will be extended in cooperation through the World Food Programme (WFP)(1.3 million USD), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)(0.65 million USD), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)(0.4 million USD) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)(0.25 million USD). The WFP is also allotting a portion of the 8.33 million USD worth of previously announced food assistance by the Japanese Government for flood relief efforts.
This assistance through the four organizations is decided in addition to the emergency relief goods already delivered to the Government of Myanmar from the Government of Japan on Wednesday, August 5, which include 6,000 blankets, 1,000 sleeping pads and 90 plastic sheets.


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