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20 May 2016 description

On May 19, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a loan agreement with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to 6.29 billion yen for assistance for the Polio Eradication Project (Phase 2).

28 Dec 2012 description

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has dispatched emergency relief supplies to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan following the recent floods which have ravaged the country.

Emergency goods, including tents, blankets and plastic sheets, valued at 35 million JPY were locally produced by JICA. A handover ceremony was held at 16:30 (local time) on 14th January at the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in Islamabad.

12 Oct 2011 description

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has sent emergency supplies to Pakistan, following the disastrous floods caused by torrential rain since the end of August. The aid supplies were handed over to the Government of Pakistan on 21st September 2011.

A handover ceremony was held at 14.00 pm (local time) on that day. All relief goods, worth 35 million yen (USD 450,000), were locally procured by JICA in Pakistan

18 Aug 2011 description

4.9 billion Japanese Yen (JPY) loan from JICA to support polio eradication in Pakistan through 2013

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10 Sep 2010 description

The Japan International Cooperation Agency will shortly dispatch a second medical team to help victims of Pakistan's catastrophic flooding.

The team of doctors, nurses and medical staff was scheduled to leave Sunday (September 12).

A first team began work several days ago in the Multan area of Pakistan's badly stricken Punjab province and reported hundreds of men, women and children had already received attention.

Working in extremely difficult physical conditions, with temperatures as high was 42 degrees Celsius and with a constant stream of people seeking help, team …

02 Sep 2010 description

The team will help some of the estimated 20 million people affected by the worst floods in the country's history, principally in the southern Punjab region.

Japan to Dispatch Emergency Medical Team to Pakistan as that Country Continues to Battle Widespread Floods

As Pakistan continued to battle the worst flooding in the country's history, JICA announced Wednesday (September 1) it would dispatch an emergency medical team to help survivors.

27 Aug 2010 description

As the devastation of Pakistan's flood catastrophe continued, JICA announced Friday (August 27) it was sending further emergency supplies to the stricken country.

When heavy rains followed by massive flooding first hit Pakistan earlier in the month, the agency announced emergency grant assistance worth as much as US$3 million to help victims.

Friday, it said it was sending additional supplies of tents and water cleansing equipment to Pakistan from its regional warehouse in Singapore.

JICA has also joined the World Bank and Asia Development Bank (ADB) in a damage and needs …

05 Aug 2010 description

Emergency supplies including tents, water tanks and other equipments are being rushed to Pakistan by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as part of an international aid effort to help hundreds of thousands of victims of the country's massive monsoon rains and flooding.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency said it planned to provide emergency grant assistance worth as much as US$ 3 million to the stricken country.

More than 1,500 persons are known to have been killed in some of the worst flooding in memory and according to the U.N.

15 Apr 2009 description

A more closely coordinated regional approach could be one way to tackle the development difficulties of neighboring Pakistan and Afghanistan and surrounding central Asian states, according to Mrs. Sadako Ogata.


14 Apr 2009 description

When an earthquake with the force of the infamous 1906 San Francisco tremor rocked northeast Pakistan on October 8, 2005, the world watched in stunned fascination as one of the worst natural disasters in modern times unfolded.

Towns were leveled. Entire villages tumbled down mountaintops. Hundreds of thousands of persons were cutoff, often in deep snowdrifts reachable only by donkey or helicopter.

Japan, like other countries, rushed doctors, nurses, rescue teams and medical supplies to the spectacularly beautiful, but suddenly deadly region.

31 Oct 2008 description

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said Thursday (October 30) it is rushing tents and blankets to help victims of a 6.5 magnitude earthquake which hit southwest Pakistan a day earlier killing scores of people.

The tremor was the latest natural catastrophe which struck countries around the world in recent weeks.

05 Apr 2007 description

Since a massive tremor hit Pakistan in 2005 killing more than 73,000 people, JICA has been helping to rebuild destroyed buildings using quake-resistant techniques.

The agency recently completed the restoration of the Saty Berg Girls School in the city of Muzaffarabad, which was at the epicenter of the quake, and an official handing-over ceremony was scheduled April 7. Until the reopening of the newly designed school, the 300 young girls continued their education in makeshift tents.

04 Oct 2006 description

When a massive earthquake struck Pakistan in 2005 creating millions of casualties, Japanese rescue teams arrived within hours. On the first anniversary of the catastrophe (October 8) JICA is continuing one of its most ambitious disaster-relief programs ever with a series of projects to help huge numbers of still affected people.

The quake measured 7.6 on the Richter scale when it ripped through mountainous northwest Pakistan and surrounding areas. An estimated 73,000 persons were killed.

02 Nov 2005 description

The second Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) medical team dispatched in response to the major earthquake in Pakistan by JICA on October 20 returned to Japan on November 2. Upon the completion of its duties, the team donated medical equipment and supplies to Pakistan's Ministry of Health.

These supplies will be used by Humanitarian Medical Assistance (HuMA) and others.

20 Oct 2005 description

On October 20, JICA dispatched a second Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) medical team to the region in northern Pakistan affected by the massive October 8 earthquake. The 21-member team includes doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and coordinators.

13 Oct 2005 description

Operations of the Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) medical team are now underway. The 21-member team, which JICA dispatched on October 10 in response to the devastating earthquake in Pakistan, includes doctors, nurses, and other medical staff.

10 Oct 2005 description

In response to the massive earthquake that occurred in Kashmir, JICA dispatched a Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) rescue team on October 9 and a JDR medical team on October 10 to assist with relief efforts in Pakistan. The Japanese government requested the dispatch of the teams, which will carry out rescue and medical operations in areas affected by the quake.