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01 May 2009 description

As the effects of a major flu outbreak continue to spread around the world, Japan has responded to a Mexican request for emergency supplies to try to contain the problem.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) scheduled two airlifts May 2 and May 4 from its warehouse in Tokyo to Mexico including medical masks, disposable globes, goggles, disposable operating gowns and iodine solution following the Mexican government request.

The outbreak, originally designated as swine flu, but renamed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as Influenza A (H1N1) surfaced first in Mexico on …

12 Nov 2007 description

Emergency supplies worth 14 million yen including tents, blankets, plastic sheeting, water tanks, power generators, and water purifying equipment have been shipped by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to the state of Tabasco in southeastern Mexico in the wake of the biggest floods to hit the country in half a century.

Seven rivers, including the Grijalva and Carrizal, swollen from heavy rains that began in late October, burst their banks and flooded 15 cities in Tabasco, 80% of which has become immersed in water.

In the state of Chiapas, moreover, deaths were reported …