Emergency Aid to Honduras for Hurricane Disaster

November 2, 1998

  1. On November 2 (Mon.), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency material assistance comprising simple water tanks, electricity generators and water purifiers equivalent to about 15,960,000 yen to the Government of the Republic of Honduras, which has sustained great damage from a hurricane disaster.

  2. Hurricane Mitch swept the Caribbean coast of Central American countries between October 26 and November 1, causing damage in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and other countries. According to the Government of Honduras, the damage has spread over the whole country leaving 248 people dead, 158 missing and about 240,000 people evacuated.
    The Government of Honduras has therefore begun its own relief activities and requested emergency aid from the international community including Japan.

  3. The Government of Japan has decided to extend this emergence assistance from a humanitarian point of view, taking account of the seriousness of the disaster and the friendly relations between Japan and Honduras.


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