Emergency Assistance to Cambodia in response to the Flood Disaster

October 21, 2013
Japanese

  1. 1. On Monday October 21, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 32 million yen (generators, water purifiers etc.) to Cambodia through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request following the disastrous floods caused by the unprecedented heavy rain.

    2. Cambodia has been hit by heavy rain since the end of September, which caused floods in many areas, forcing many people to evacuate by destroying houses and other facilities, and submerging farmland. The Cambodian Government's statement on October 18 reported that 168 people were dead and the total number of those affected could be approximately 380,000 families (including approximately 30,000 evacuated families).

    3. In response to the request by the Government of Cambodia, the Government of Japan has decided to provide emergency assistance for humanitarian aid for those affected in light of friendly relations between Japan and Cambodia.

    [Reference]
    1. The Government of Cambodia has been repairing the destroyed levees by utilizing heavy equipment contributed by Japan under the Grant Aid Programme for the Improvement of Capabilities to cope with Natural Disasters Caused by Climate Change and the Non-project Grant Aid for Contributing to the Restoration and Disaster Prevention Efforts for the Areas and People Affected by the Flood Disaster in 2011.

    2. In the relief activities of affected people, the Government of Cambodia has been utilizing tents provided by Japan as emergency relief goods for the floods in 2011

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