Emergency Assistance to the Hellenic Republic (Greece) for Earthquake Disaster Relief

News and Press Release
Originally published
On September 17 (Fri), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency assistance comprising blankets and tents equivalent to about 14 million yen to the Government of the Hellenic Republic (Greece), which has sustained extensive damage from a strong earthquake.

Athens, the Greek capital, and the surrounding districts were hit by a strong earthquake, with serious damage including collapse of buildings. As of September 14 (Tue), the disaster had left 127 people dead, more than 2,000 injured, more than 100,000 afflicted, and more than 70,000 forced to evacuate temporarily from their houses.

The Government of the Hellenic Republic (Greece) has therefore started its own relief activities and has requested emergency assistance from the international community including Japan.

In light of the extent of the damage as well as the friendly relations between Japan and the Hellenic Republic (Greece), the Government of Japan has decided to extend emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view.