Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Madagascar for Cyclone Disaster

February 27, 2008

  1. In response to a large-scale disaster caused by two big cyclones in Madagascar, the Government of Japan, on February 27, decided to extend to the Government of Madagascar emergency relief goods (sleeping pad, water tanks, portable jerry can and plastic sheets) equivalent to approximately 15 million yen.
  2. The Government of Madagascar announced that two large-scale cyclones that hit the country in January and February caused a great nationwide disaster, leaving 42 people dead, 15 missing and more than 100,000 afflicted, 18,306 ha of rice fields flooded, and houses, public buildings, roads and bridges destroyed.
      Many people in wide-ranging areas in Madagascar are being forced to lead a difficult life. The Government of Madagascar has requested emergency assistance from the Government of Japan, while making many efforts to help them.
  3. In response to this request, the Government of Japan has decided to extend this emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view and in light of the friendly relations between Japan and Madagascar.