Emergency Assistance to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in response to the Flood Disaster
July 25, 2018
1. Today, July 25, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, blankets, etc.) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), in response to the request from the Government of the Lao PDR following serious damage caused by the flood disaster in Attapeu province in southern Laos.
2. Considering the friendly relationship between Japan and the Lao PDR, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency assistance to the Lao PDR to respond to the humanitarian needs of the people affected by the disaster.
On July 23, a break in the hydropower dam by the heavy rainfall led to flash floods and caused serious damages in Attapeu province in southern Laos. It is reported that many people died or have been missing.