Emergency Assistance to Tanzania in Response to the Earthquake Damage
September 30, 2016
1. On Friday, September 30, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, etc.) to the United Republic of Tanzania, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania following the damage caused by the earthquake in the country.
2. On September 10, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Bukoba, Kagera Region in the northwestern part of Tanzania. As of September 22, according to the United Nations, 17 people died, 613 people have been injured and the number of those affected has amounted to approximately 126,000.
3. In response to the request from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, the Government of Japan has decided to provide emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view for those who have been affected as well as in light of the friendly relationship between Japan and Tanzania.