Emergency Assistance to Myanmar in Response to the Flood Disaster
August 25, 2016
1. On Thursday, August 25, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (blankets etc.) to Myanmar through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar following serious damage from the floods in the country.
2. Myanmar suffers from the floods caused by heavy rain since the beginning of July, and according to the Myanmar Government, as of August 21, at least 9 people were dead , approximately 480,000 people were affected and many people evacuated from their home.
3. The Government of Japan decided to provide emergency assistance to Myanmar in response to the request from the Myanmar Government, from the humanitarian point of view for the victims as well as in light of the friendly relationship between Japan and Myanmar over many years.