Emergency Aid for Flood Disaster in the People's Republic of Bangladesh

August 6, 2004

  1. On August 6 (Fri), the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency assistance in kind (medicines such as antibiotics, antipyretics and oral rehydration salts for the treatment of diarrhea and other ailments, and daily necessities such as cooking equipment, clothing, buckets, soap and wax candles), equivalent to approximately 28 million yen, to the People's Republic of Bangladesh, which has sustained damage from flooding.

  2. Flooding caused by torrential rains in the monsoon season occurred in wide-spread areas of Bangladesh, leaving 638 people dead, afflicting more than 30 million people, and causing great damage to infrastructure such as farming land, houses and roads (as of August 4).
    To cope with the disaster, the Government of Bangladesh formulated a flood disaster rehabilitation project and started rescue operations. The United Nations will make an international appeal to assist the rehabilitation of flood-afflicted areas.

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

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