Emergency Grant Aid to People’s Republic of Bangladesh for Cyclone Disaster

November 22, 2007

  1. The Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grant aid of about 426 million yen (about 3.67 million dollars) to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh through the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), to support the victims of the large-scale cyclone that hit the southern part of the country on November 15 (Thu.).
  2. The decision was made considering the great damage caused by the disaster and the friendly relation that exists between Japan and Bangladesh.
  3. Prior to this decision, the Government of Japan had already decided to provide emergency assistance in kind worth about 35 million yen (consisting of tents, plastic sheets, blankets, portable water tanks, water purifiers, plastic canteens, power generators and sleeping mats) on November 19 (Mon.).