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Emergency grant aid to the Republic of Guinea in response to the Ebola Haemorhagic Fever outbreak

April 4, 2014

1. On April 4, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grand aid of 520 thousand US dollars (approximately 50.4 million Japanese yen) through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the Ebola outbreak response in Guinea.

2. The fever which broke out in Macenta and Guéckédou in the South of Guinea this February turned out to be Ebora Fever on March 22. As of April 3, 137 cases, including suspected ones and 86 deaths, were confirmed in the capital, Conakry, and five prefectures. The infection is spreading so rapidly that immediate countermeasures are required.

3. Upon the request from the Government of Guinea and UNICEF, the Government of Japan, decided to extend this grant in view of humanitarian needs as well as the friendly relationship between Japan and Guinea.

(* 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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