Emergency Aid for Hurricane Disaster in Haiti

September 22, 2004

  1. The Government of Japan decided to extend emergency assistance in kind, equivalent to about 12.6 million yen (approximately US$115,000), comprising blankets, tents, plastic jerry cans, electric generators, sleeping mats and plastic sheets, to the interim government of Haiti, which has sustained a large-scale disaster from Hurricane Jeanne that turned into a tropical storm after making landfall on the country.

  2. The damage announced on September 22 was as follows: more than 700 people dead, about 170,000 evacuated, about 4,000 houses totally destroyed and the considerable damage on houses and infrastructure including the electricity and water supply. At present, evacuees in Haiti are forced to lead difficult lives in wide-ranging areas mainly in the northern and northwestern parts of the country. The Government of Haiti, while conducting relief operations of its own, has requested emergency aid from the international community.

  3. The Government of Japan has decided to extend this emergency aid for humanitarian cause for those afflicted by the disaster and in view of the friendly relations between Japan and Haiti.

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