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Emergency Grant Aid to Nepal for the Earthquake Damage

May 12, 2015

1. On Tuesday, May 12, the Government of Japan decided to implement the Emergency Grant Aid amounting to 14 million US dollars to support the Government of Nepal, which was announced in light of the massive damage caused by the earthquake occurred on April 25, through 8 international organizations and others.

2. In this aid, humanitarian emergency assistance such as food, emergency medical care, shelter, health, and water and sanitation is to be provided to the most affected areas such as Sindhupalchowk, through World Food Programme (WFP), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and others. This aid will also include assistance for early recovery of Nepal through United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and others.

3. The Government of Japan will implement this aid swiftly and intends to continue to provide effective assistance to the extent possible in a seamless manner including in the stages of recovery and reconstruction of Nepal.

(Reference) Japan’s assistance in response to the earthquake damage in Nepal

(i) Dispatch of Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Team

  • Urban Search and Rescue Team (Concluded its mission)
  • Medical Team (Operating in Sindhupalchowk)
  • Japan Self-Defense Force Units (Operating in Kathmandu city)

(ii) Emergency relief goods (blankets and tents)

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