Emergency Assistance to Colombia in Response to the Floods Disaster
April 7, 2017
1. Today, April 7, upon the request of the Government of the Republic of Colombia, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (generators, etc.) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Colombia in response to the damage caused by floods.
2. On April 1, floods caused by heavy rain struck Mocoa, the capital city of the Department of Putumayo, resulting in a large number of those affected including the loss of lives, and much physical damage. According to the Government of Colombia, as of April 6, 301 people have died, 332 people have been injured, and 3,240 people have been affected.
3. In light of the friendly relations between Japan and Colombia, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency assistance to Colombia to meet its humanitarian needs.