Emergency Assistance to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Response to the Flood Disaster
August 3, 2010
- On August 3 (Tue), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency relief goods worth 20 million JPY and emergency grant aid of up to 3 million USD to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, in response to the disastrous floods caused by the unprecedented heavy rain.
- Pakistan has been hit by heavy rain since the end of July, which caused floods mainly in the northwestern region, leaving many people isolated in the flooded areas, destroying houses, bridges, and other infrastructure, and forcing people to evacuate. According to the local report as of August 3, about 1,300 people were reported dead and the total number of those affected could be around approximately 1.5 million. These figures may increase as the extent of damage become clearer in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), which has been particularly hard hit by the floods.
- Upon the request by the Government of Pakistan, the Government of Japan has decided to extend emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view for the victims and in light of friendly relations between Japan and Pakistan.