Donation of Relief Materials for Afghan Refugees based on the Anti-Terrorism Special Meausres Law

December 12, 2001

  1. The "Uraga" and the other Maritime Self-Defence Force ship that left Japan on November 25 to transport relief materials for Afghan refugee assistance, based on the Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, entered the port of Karachi (Pakistan) on the morning of December 12 (local time).

  2. After the arrival of the ships, a representative of the Government of Japan handed an inventory of the relief materials to a representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in the presence of Pakistani officials.

  3. As stipulated in the basic plan regarding response measures based on the Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, the Government of Japan has decided to transport the relief materials to Pakistan and provide them to the UNHCR in response to the request from the agency, recognizing serious situations in the refugee camps in Pakistan due to the shortage of daily materials. The materials were provided from the stockpiles of the Secretariat of the International Peace Cooperation Headquarters of the Cabinet Office.

  4. The relief materials to be handed to the UNHCR are as follows;
    (1) 1,025 tents (for ten persons each/ for 10,250 persons in total)
    (2) 18,600 blankets
    (3) 19,600 collapsible water containers
    (4) 7,925 plastic sheets
    (5) 19,980 sleeping mats

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