Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Mozambique for Flooding Disaster
January 31, 2013
- On Thursday, January 31st, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency relief goods worth 21 million yen (tents, water purifiers, mosquito nets, etc.) to the Republic of Mozambique, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the Republic of Mozambique following serious damage from flooding.
- In Mozambique, flooding has been triggered by torrential rain which started on January 12th this year. The disaster spread over several parts in the central and south region of the country. The Government of the Republic of Mozambique reported, as of January 29th, thirty six people have died and approximately eighty five thousand people became flood victims.
- In response to the request from the Government of the Republic 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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