Emergency Aid to the Republic of Senegal for Flood Disaster

September 13, 2005

  1. On September 13 (Tue), the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency assistance in kind (tents and sleeping mats) worth about ¥10 million to the Government of the Republic of Senegal, which sustained a large-scale flood disaster.
  2. According to the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Senegal, flooding caused by torrential rainfall that hit the country more heavily than usual inflicted such damage including houses under water or destroyed in wide-ranging areas of the country, and the number of afflicted persons is feared to reach approximately 200,000. There are also rising concerns about the spread of infectious diseases in the future generated by hordes of mosquitoes.
    Under these circumstances, Senegal is suffering from a shortage of materials necessary to set up evacuation centers, and the number of victims who are unable to find shelter and forced to live in harsh conditions is increasing. The Government of the Republic of Senegal has therefore requested emergency aid from principal donor countries and organizations, while engaging in self-help efforts for post-disaster measures and restoration.
  3. The Government of Japan has decided to extend this emergency aid from the viewpoint of humanitarian assistance for the victims and taking account of the friendly relations between Japan and the Republic of Senegal.

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