Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Mozambique in Response to Cyclone and Flood Disasters

February 3, 2012

  1. On Friday, February 3, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 19 million yen (portable jerry cans, power generators, etc.) to the Republic of Mozambique through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of Mozambique following serious damage from a cyclone and floods.

  2. In Mozambique, serious damages such as floods were caused in various parts of the country for about a week since Wednesday, January 18 this year by the cyclone that had approached the southern coast of Mozambique.
    The Government of Republic of Mozambique reported that, as of Thursday, February 2, more than 32 people died and approximately 120,000 people were affected by the disaster.

  3. In response to the request from the Government of Mozambique, the Government of Japan has decided to provide emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view for the victims as well as in light of friendly relations between Japan and Mozambique.
    • (*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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