Emergency Assistance to Chile in Response to the Floods Disaster
March 30, 2015
1. On Monday, March 30, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 16 million yen (Plastic sheets, blankets, etc.) to Chile, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of Chile following serious damage from the floods in the country.
2. Northern Chile suffers from floods caused by heavy rain of March 25. According to the Government of Chile, as of March 27, 9 people were dead, 22 people are missing, 5,983 people took refuge, and 45,866 people were affected.
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 Chile.