Emergency Grant Aid to the Republic of Yemen for Flood Disaster

December 9, 2008

  1. On December 9 (Tues.), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grant aid of about 800 thousand dollars (about 90 million yen) through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), to support the victims of the serious flood disaster in the Republic of Yemen.
  2. The Government of Japan has decided to extend this emergency grant aid in view of the necessity of humanitarian assistance and the friendly relationship between Japan and Yemen.
  3. Prior to this decision, the Government of Japan provided emergency relief goods equivalent to 18 million yen.  With this further grant aid, the total of emergency assistance from Japan for this flood disaster will be 108 million yen.