Emergency Grant Aid in Response to the Earthquake Disaster in the Northwestern Part of Iran (Decision to Provide Emergency Assistance)

August 20, 2012
Japanese

In the wake of damage caused by the earthquake in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency grant aid in response to a request from the Government of Iran. As a result of the subsequent coordination, the Government of Japan decided to dispatch 100 units of portable toilets and showers (equivalent to JPY 18 million).

[Reference] The earthquake occurred in the northwestern part of Iran and Japan’s response thereto

On August 11, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit East Azerbaijan province, in the northwestern part of Iran. Many buildings collapsed in many villages in the vicinity of the earthquake center and it is reported that at least 308 people have been killed, 4,500 people have been injured by the disaster at this time, and approximately 150,000 people are affected.
On August 17, the Government of Japan, which deeply appreciates the support from Iran in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake, decided to provide emergency grant aid to Iran as part of the humanitarian assistance to the victims of the disaster, in light of the request from the Government of Iran, as well as traditional ties of friendship between Japan and Iran.
    • (*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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