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Zimbabwe + 1 other
Japan dispatches emergency relief goods to the Republic of Zimbabwe in the wake of recent floods

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has dispatched emergency relief supplies to the Republic of Zimbabwe following the floods caused by heavy rain since late January 2014.

Emergency goods to the value of 13 million JPY – including 2,500 blankets, 500 plastic sheets and 100 tents – arrived in the country and a handover ceremony took place at 9 am on 5th March at an office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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Burundi + 1 other
Japan dispatches emergency relief goods to the Republic of Burundi in the wake of the recent floods

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has dispatched emergency relief supplies to the Republic of Burundi following the floods in and around the capital city of Bujumbura caused by heavy rain.

Emergency goods to the value of 12 million JPY – including 220 plastic sheets and 3,400 blankets – arrived in the country and a handover ceremony took place on 26th February at a warehouse of the country’s Ministry of National Solidarity, Human Rights and Gender.

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Japan dispatches emergency relief goods to the Plurinational State of Bolivia in the wake of recent floods

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has dispatched emergency relief supplies to the Plurinational State of Bolivia following destructive floods caused by heavy rains since October 2013. Emergency goods to the value of 19 million JPY – including 240 tents – were dispatched from JICA’s Miami warehouse. On 21 February, the first shipment of 40 tents arrived at Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz in eastern Bolivia, and the second shipment of 200 tents arrived on 23 February.

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Tonga + 1 other
Japan dispatches emergency relief goods to the Kingdom of Tonga in the wake of the recent cyclone

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has dispatched emergency relief supplies to the Kingdom of Tonga following the cyclone which swept through the country early this month.

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Rebuilding Coconut Production After Typhoon Yolanda

Introduction

Typhoon Haiyan not only left millions of people displaced, it also struck into the livelihood of the poorest in the agriculture sector in the country and they would need as much assistance to be able to recover their livelihoods back fast.

Initial reports from the Philippine Coconut Authority suggests that more than 33 million trees in the seven provinces (Quezon, Guimaras, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Eastern Samar and Leyte) along the path of Yolanda were damaged in varying degrees.