Emergency Aid to Ukraine for Flood Disaster

November 24, 1998

  1. On November 24, the Government of Japan decided to extend a grant-in-aid of 100,000 dollars and emergency aid materials (tents, blankets, etc.) worth a total of about 13,920,000 yen to the Government of Ukraine, which has sustained extensive damage from a flood disaster.

  2. In Ukraine, floods caused by heavy rainfall since November 6 left great human and material losses in the western part of the country, especially to 118 cities, towns and villages in the province of Zakarpattya (Transcarpatthia). According to the Government of Ukraine, the damage is great, including 11 people dead, 370,000 afflicted, some 100,000 hectares of arable land under water, and 1,400 houses, 29 bridges and 43.5 km of roads destroyed. The Government of Ukraine has therefore begun its own relief activities and on November 11 and 16 requested emergency aid from the international community including Japan.

  3. The Government of Japan has decided to extend this emergency assistance form a humanitarian point of view, in light of the seriousness of the present disaster and the friendly relations between Japan and Ukraine.


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