Emergency Assistance to the Republic of South Sudan in Response to the Floods Disaster

December 6, 2013

  1. 1. The Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 18 million yen (tents, blankets, etc) to the Republic of South Sudan, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request following serious damage from the floods.

    2. In South Sudan, heavy rain during the rainy season and inundation of White Nile River caused the floods damage. On October 19, the Government of South Sudan announced the Declaration of a State of Flood Disaster. The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) South Sudan Office reported, as of October 29, 199,033 people are affected in 9 States of all 10 States in South Sudan.

    3. In response to the request from the Government of South Sudan, the Government of Japan has decided to provide emergency assistance for the victims from a humanitarian point of view for the victims as well as in light of friendly relations between Japan and South Sudan.

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