Emergency Aid to Fiji for Flood Disaster Relief

February 2, 1999

  1. On February 2 (Tue.), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grant aid of 50,000 dollars to the Republic of the Fiji Islands, which has sustained damage from floods caused by torrential rains.

  2. In Fiji, continuing torrential rains since January 19 have caused floods in the western part of the country. In addition to six persons dead, six missing and about 20,000 afflicted, great material damage has been caused, including blocked roads, washed-away bridges, as well as flooded farmland and urban districts including Lautoka, the second largest city, and Nadi, a popular destination for tourists.
          While conducting relief operations of its own, the Government of Fiji has requested assistance from the Japanese Government and others.

  3. Taking into account the seriousness of the disaster and the friendly relations between Japan and Fiji, the Government of Japan decided to extend this emergency assistance from a humanitarian standpoint.


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