18th August, 2017, The Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA, has responded to the unfortunate mudslide disaster that has claimed hundreds of lives in Sierra Leone. JICA commences the implementation of a disaster relief operation that will ensure that relief items such as 100pcs of tents, 6,395pcs of blankets, 1,320pcs of sleeping pads, 163 sheets of plastic sheets, 30 units of water purifiers and 1,500pcs of portable jerry cans are distributed across affected regions of the country.
The notion that “relief alone is not enough” is common to all actors involved in the management of humanitarian crises. This notion was officially framed at the United Nations (UN) in 1991 as a “continuum from relief to rehabilitation and development,” and today remains a challenging task in the agenda of international assistance organizations. Despite periodic efforts to understand the problem and to put forward solutions, reviews report a lack of conceptual clarity and little progress.
Related to the article on 22nd August, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided emergency relief goods to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Emergency relief goods including Pumps for Mud, Pumps for Water, Generator, Jack Hammer, Electric Saw and Rubber boat were delivered to the Crisis Management Center (CMC) on the evening of 7th September.
A handover ceremony of the emergency relief goods took place at the CMC at 10 AM (local time) on 7th September.
Related to the article on the 25th of August, 2016, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has dispatched emergency relief goods to the Myanmar.
Emergency relief goods including blankets, plastic sheets, and portable jerry cans arrived at Yangon International Airport in the morning of 26th of August.
A handover ceremony of the emergency relief goods took place at the Natural Disaster Management Center of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement at 4pm (local time) on the 26th of August.
*This report is compiled based on an aerial survey.
*The content of this report may change in future according to the additional survey results.
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