Emergency Assistance to Indonesia for Flood and Landslide Disaster in South Sulawesi Province

June 23, 2006

  1. In response to a large-scale flood and landslide disaster that occurred in South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, the Government of Japan decided on June 23 (Fri) to extend to the Government of Indonesia emergency assistance in kind equivalent to about a total of 12 million yen (tents, sleeping mats, portable water tanks, plastic canteens and plastic sheets).
  2. In wide-ranging areas of South Sulawesi Province, continuous heavy rains have caused floods and landslides from June 18 (Sun) to June 20 (Tue), affecting a large number of the residents. It is reported that as of the morning of 23 (Fri) the disaster had left about 200 people dead and about 7,500 afflicted.
  3. Under these circumstances in which many of the victims are forced to lead a difficult life, the Government of Indonesia has requested the Government of Japan an emergency assistance.
  4. The Government of Japan, extending heartfelt sympathy to the victims, has decided to provide this emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view and taking account of the friendly relations between Japan and Indonesia.
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