Emergency Assistance to the Kingdom of Thailand in response to the Flood Disaster

October 10, 2011

  1. On Monday October 10, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency relief goods worth 30 million yen (tents, water purifiers, etc.) to the Kingdom of Thailand through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)  following the disastrous floods caused by the heavy rain.

  2. Thailand has been hit by heavy rain since the end of July, which caused floods in many provinces especially in the northern and central area, forcing many people to evacuate by destroying houses and other facilities, and submerging farmland. According to the Government's statement on October 10, 269 people were reported dead and the total number of those affected could be approximately 2.39 million.

  3. In light of friendly relations between Japan and Thailand, the Government of Japan has made the decision to extend emergency assistance for humanitarian aid for those affected.
    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)