Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Sierra Leone in Response to the Damage Caused by the Heavy Flooding and Landslides

August 18, 2017
Japanese

    1. On Friday, August 18, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (Tent, Plastic Sheet etc.) to the Government of Sierra Leone, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the latter Government following serious damage from the heavy flooding and landslides.
    2. On Monday, August 14, local time, Sierra Leone suffered from the heavy flooding and landslides around Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. According to local information, as of August 17, at least more than 400 people were dead, approximately 810 people are missing, and about 4,000 people took refuge from floods.
    3. The Government of Japan decided to provide emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view for the victims in Sierra Leone.