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01 Nov 2010 description

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has announced that it will be sending emergency supplies to Benin to help victims of unusually heavy rains and floods in the West African state.

Blankets, tents, plastic sheeting and sleeping pads were being airlifted from Johannesburg to the Benin capital of Cotonou as soon as possible.

Benin is hit annually by heavy rains and floods, but this year the rainfall was 2 =BD times heavier than during the same period last year.

At least 46 persons were reported dead, 680,000 others were affected, 55,000 homes were damaged along with …

28 Feb 2010 description
report Government of Japan

Aid for Emergency

1.Medical service and Sanitation

(1)Medicalservices by Japan Disaster Relief Team in the city of Leogane

(a)MedicalTeam (1/18-1/25:a total of 534 examined)

(b)JapaneseSelf-Defense Forces Unit(1/23-2/13:a total of 2,954 examined) - Thereafter the medical team of the Japanese Red Cross Society

(2)Aid through international organizations (WHO, UNFPA*)

26 Jan 2010 description
report Government of Japan

(excerpt)

3. At the Ministerial Conference, Japan announced that it is prepared to dispatch a Japan Self-Defense force unit to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and to provide aid totaling approximately 70 million USD.

4. Japan, an earthquake-prone country, will make proactive efforts towards Haiti's rehabilitation and reconstruction making use of its experience and knowledge while cooperating with the international community.

(Reference) Breakdown of the total amount of approximately 70 million USD

1. Emergency aid: Over 25 million USD

2.

21 Jan 2010 description
report Government of Japan

Extract from the Press Conference by the Deputy Press Secretary, 21 January 2010

Mr. Sobashima: Second, is the current situation of the cooperation from Japan to Haiti. I think you are already aware that Japan offered emergency assistance, including assistance of US$5 million, going to the recipients through three channels.

20 Jan 2010 description
report Government of Japan

(Press Release)

January 20, 2010

Ministry of Defense

In regard to the large-scale earthquake in the Republic of Haiti, the necessary investigations have been carried out based on the Instruction and the General Order for Preparation issued by the Minister of Defense on January 18, 2010.

As a result, it has been decided that medical activities will be implemented starting today, and the Minister of Defense has issued an order for the implementation of the activities.

The outline of the order is as follows.

1.

14 Jan 2010 description
report Government of Japan

January 14, 2010

1. The Government of Japan has decided to extend aid to the Republic of Haiti, which suffered damages from a large-scale earthquake that occurred on the morning of January 13 (JST) based on a request from the Government of Haiti. The Government of Japan has decided to extend this aid to victims of the disaster from a humanitarian viewpoint as well as in light of the friendly relationship between Japan and Haiti.

2.The aid will consist of emergency grant aid totaling a maximum of 5 million USD.