Emergency Grant Aid for transporting humanitarian supplies in Nepal
September 18, 2015
1. On Friday, September 18, the Government of Japan decided to extend the Emergency Grant Aid of 1 million US dollars to support for transporting humanitarian supplies to those affected by the earthquake in Nepal through World Food Programme (WFP).
2. Considering the growing needs of humanitarian supplies through air transport due to the massive damage to road infrastructure caused by the earthquake and the difficulties of road transport because of the ongoing monsoon, the Government of Japan will support air transport services for delivering humanitarian supplies such as shelters, sanitation goods and foods to isolated and mountainous areas.
3. The Government of Japan will swiftly implement the aid, in collaboration with WFP to deliver humanitarian supplies to those affected by the earthquake steadily and continue to put efforts in providing effective assistance for achieving Nepal’s “Build Back Better” as much as possible.