Emergency Grant Aid to Pakistan through International Organizations for Large-Scale Earthquake Disaster

October 18, 2005

  1. On October 18 (Tue), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grant assistance amounting to eight million US dollars to the following international organizations out of the total amount for 20 million US dollars that Japan has already pledged to extend for the relief of the people affected by the recent large-scale earthquake in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

    (1) World Food Programme (WFP)   2.5 million dollars
    (2) United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)   2.5 million dollars
    (3) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)   1 million dollars
    (4) World Health Organization (WHO)   1 million dollars
    (5) International Organization for Migration (IOM)   1 million dollars
  2. The Government of Japan has decided to extend this emergency grant assistance for the relief of the afflicted, considering the needs in the disaster-hit areas and responding to a new unified appeal issued by the U.N. The following are the contents of the assistance:

    (1) food (provision of high energy biscuits) (WFP)
    (2) water and sanitation (provision of safe drinking water, rehabilitation of water-supply facilities, provision of water tanks, etc.) (UNICEF)
    (3) shelter (provision of tents for Afghani-refugees in Pakistan) (UNHCR)
    (4) health (provision of New Emergency Health Kits, Trauma Kits, and vaccines) (WHO)
    (5) transportation (transportation of goods and afflicted people, and emergency transport of injured people) (IOM)
  3. It is hoped that the assistance will facilitate relief activities for the afflicted in the disaster-hit areas.

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