Emergency Aid to Nicaragua for Hurricane Disaster
November 2, 1998
- On November 2 (Mon.), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency assistance worth about 19,980,000 yen comprising emergency materials of blankets, soap and sleeping mats to the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua, which has sustained great damage from a hurricane disaster.
- Hurricane Mitch swept along the Caribbean coasts of Central American countries from October 26 to November 1, causing damage to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and other countries. The Government of Nicaragua reported that the nationwide damage left 1,104 people dead, 1,544 missing, and about 410,000 people afflicted.
The Government of Nicaragua has therefore begun its own relief activities and requested emergency aid from the international community including Japan.
- The Government of Japan has decided to extend this emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view, in light of the seriousness of the disaster and the friendly relations between Japan and Nicaragua.
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