Emergency Aid for Typhoon Disaster in Vietnam

October 17, 2006

  1. The Government of Japan has decided to extend emergency assistance in kind (electric generators, blankets, tents, water purifiers and plastic sheets) equivalent to about 20 million yen to Vietnam, responding to the large-scale disaster from the Typhoon Xangsane.
  2. In Vietnam, nonstop torrential rain caused by the Typhoon triggered a flood disaster. According to a report, 71 people are dead or missing, about 1.3 million are affected by the disaster, 19,736 dwellings have been destroyed and 273,744 were damaged, and 878 ships sunk or wrecked. Other infrastructure such as farmlands, roads and railroads was also seriously damaged.

    Those affected by the disaster are therefore forced to live an uncomfortable life as evacuees, and the Government of Vietnam, 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 from the viewpoint of humanitarian assistance and in view of the friendly relations between Japan and Vietnam.

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