Emergency Assistance to Algeria for Torrential Rain Disaster
November 16, 2001
- On November 16 (Fri), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grant aid of 200,000 dollars (21,400,000 yen) and materials comprising 50 tents and 6,200 blankets (equivalent to approximately 10 million yen) to the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Algeria, which has sustained damage from a torrential rainstorm.
- The torrential rain that fell continuously from November 9 to 10 in the northern part of Algeria has caused disastrous floods and landslides. According to the Government of Algeria, 345 persons are reported dead, more than 300 injured, and damage has also been reported to 4,000 dwellings. The Government of Algeria has therefore requested emergency assistance from the international community including Japan, while conducting relief operations by itself.
- The Government of Japan has decided to extend the emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view, taking into account the seriousness of the disaster and the friendly relations between Japan and Algeria.
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