Emergency Assistance for the Flood Disaster in the Republic of Ghana

November 12, 2010

  1. On November 12 (Fri), the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (plastic sheets, blankets, etc.) equivalent to 13 million JPY to the Republic of Ghana for the large-scale flood disaster caused by torrential rains.

  2. Ghana has been suffering serious damage due to the flood caused by torrential rains which have fallen in the northern region of the country since last August. According to the announcement made by the Government of Ghana, this disaster has claimed so far 38 lives with 150,000 people affected.

    Under these circumstances, the Government of Ghana requested emergency assistance from the international community including Japan.

  3. The Government of Japan, in response to the request from the Government of Ghana, decided to extend this emergency assistance to the people suffering from the disaster, from a humanitarian viewpoint as well as in light of the friendly relations between Japan and Ghana.