Posted by: africanpressorganization | 9 November 2012

Emergency Assistance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria


 

 

Emergency Assistance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria

 

TOKYO, Japan, November 9, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ On November 8, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 52 million yen (tent, blanket, and water purifier) to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request following serious damage from the floods.

 

 

In the Federal Republic of Nigeria, heavy rain has caused the flood damage since July, and it has been getting worse especially after August. UNOCHA reported that 363 people were dead, 18,200 people were injured, approximately 2.16 million people were evacuated to the shelters, and 618,089 houses were destroyed. The situation is not likely to be improved early.

 

 

In response to the request from the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Government of Japan has decided to provide emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view for the victims as well as in light of friendly relations between Japan and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 

SOURCE 

Japan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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