August 19, 2016

Additional Emergency Assistance to Myanmar to the Flood Disaster

On Tuesday, September 15, the Government of Japan decided to provide 10,000 mosquito nets as emergency relief goods to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of Myanmar following serious damage from the floods in that country, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
In Myanmar, the floods has occurred as a result of ongoing torrential rain in the country’s north central region since July 16. According to an announcement from the Government of Myanmar, as of September 2, this floods had caused 122 fatalities and affected 1.6 million people, and 476,000 households remain evacuated.
Originally, the Government of Japan provided blankets, sleeping pads and plastic sheets as emergency relief goods on August 4, and then on August 14, it also decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 2.6 million US dollars (approximately 325 million Japanese yen) via international organizations, but because the number of victims has continued to increase, the Government has also decided to provide additional emergency assistance.
The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.
For inquiries, please contact either the First Southeast Asia Division: Tel.5501-8000 (Ext.2439), or the Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Relief Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Tel.5501-8000 (Ext.2910).


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