1. On November 1 (Thu), the Government
of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, sleeping pads,
blankets, water purifiers and plastic sheets), equivalent to about 13 million
yen, to the Government of the Dominican Republic, which has sustained damage
caused by the tropical storm Noel.
2. According to an announcement of the
Government of the Dominican Republic (as of October 31), 56 people were
dead, more than 58,000 affected, 14,582 houses totally or partially destroyed,
and such infrastructure as roads and bridges and agricultural produce damaged.