Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Serbia in Response to the Floods Disaster

May 17, 2014
Japanese

    1. On Saturday, May 17, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth approximately 12 million yen (Tents, sleeping pads, etc.) to the Republic of Serbia, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the Republic of Serbia following serious damage from the floods in the country.
    2. Western and Central Serbia has been suffering from floods caused by heavy rain from May 12 to 14. The local authorities and media reported, as of 5 pm [Japan time], May 17, 5 people were dead or missing and approximately 15,200 people took refuge from floods.
    3. The Government of Japan decided to provide emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view for the victims as well as in light of the friendly relationship between Japan and the Republic of Serbia.

(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)