Emergency Assistance to Viet Nam in Response to the Torrential Rainfall Disaster
October 19, 2017
1. Today, October 19, upon the request of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (plastic sheets, blankets and water purifiers) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Viet Nam in response to the damages caused by the recent torrential rainfall.
2. Upon the request of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, and in light of the humanitarian perspective and the close relations between Japan and Viet Nam, Japan decided to provide emergency assistance to Viet Nam to meet its humanitarian needs.
In Viet Nam, from around October 10 (local time), floods and landslides caused by continuous torrential rainfall mainly in northern and north-central region of the country, resulted in a large number of those affected including the loss of lives, and much physical damage. According to the Government of Viet Nam, as of October 16, 75 people died, 28 people have been missing, 38 people have been injured and 2,604 households have been evacuated.