Emergency Assistance to Mozambique to the Torrential Rainfall Disaster
February 14, 2018
1. Today, February 14, upon the request of the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, blankets etc.) to Mozambique through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the damages caused by the torrential rainfall that occurred on January 13 (local time).
2. Having considered the request of the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, Japan’s decision to extend emergency humanitarian assistance was made based on its humanitarian perspective and the close relations between the two countries.
A continuous torrential rainfall across wide areas in Mozambique caused by the cyclone, which had landed the north region of the country on January13 (local time), resulted in a large number of those affected, including the loss of lives, and much physical damage. According to the Government of Mozambique, as of January 30, 11 people died, 80,370 people have been afflicted, 5,993 houses were collapsed and 8,917 houses were damaged.