Emergency Assistance for the Flood Disaster in Cambodia

September 11, 2001

  1. On September 11 (Tue), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grant aid of 100,000 dollars (10,700,000 yen) and emergency aid materials comprising blankets and plastic sheets (equivalent to approximately 20 million yen) to the Kingdom of Cambodia, which has sustained damage from floods.

  2. In Cambodia, the water level of the Mekong river has been rising due to heavy rain since mid-August, causing flood disaster in the provinces along the river. According to the Government of Cambodia, 54 persons are dead, approximately 780,000 are afflicted, and extensive damage has been also reported on houses and agricultural produce.
       The Government of Cambodia has therefore requested emergency assistance from the international community including Japan, while conducting relief operations of its own.

  3. The Government of Japan has decided to extend the emergency aid from a humanitarian point of view, taking into account the seriousness of the disaster and the friendly relations between Japan and Cambodia.

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