Emergency Assistance to the Kingdom of Cambodia in response to the Flood Disaster
October 7, 2011
- On Friday October 7, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency relief goods worth 25 million yen (water purifiers, portable jerry cans etc.) to the Kingdom of Cambodia through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request following the disastrous floods caused by the unprecedented heavy rain.
- Cambodia has been hit by heavy rain since the beginning of September, which caused floods in many areas, forcing many people to evacuate by destroying houses and other facilities, and submerging farmland. The Government's statement on October 4 reported that 167 people were dead and the total number of those affected could be 215,000 (including approximately 21,000 evacuees).
- Upon request by the Government of Cambodia and in light of friendly relations between Japan and Cambodia, the Government of Japan has made decision to extend emergency assistance for humanitarian aid for those affected.
- In March this year, in relation to the Great East Japan Earthquake, H.M. Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath NORODOM SIHAMONI, King of Cambodia, and Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia sent letters of condolence respectively to His Majesty the Emperor and then Prime Minister Naoto Kan and the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia provided a relief donation to Japan.
- The Government of Cambodia has been repairing the destroyed levees by utilizing heavy equipment contributed by Japan under the Grant Aid Programme for the Improvement of Capabilities to cope with Natural Disasters Caused by Climate Change.
- (* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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