Additional Assistance to the Republic of the Philippines for Typhoon Disaster
On December 13, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grant aid of 4.2 million US dollars to the Republic of the Philippines, in response to the Typhoon Bopha/Pablo Response-Action Plan for Recovery issued on December 10 based on the damage assessment carried out by the United Nations and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, following the serious damages caused by Typhoon Bopha (Philippine name: Pablo) centered in the north and east part of Mindanao.
This emergency grant aid aims to provide urgently needed food, shelter, water and sanitation through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Prior to this emergency grant aid, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency relief goods (tents, jerry cans, etc.) equivalent to approximately 45 million yen to the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), on December 8. The turnover ceremony was held in Manila on Wednesday December 12.
Damages caused by Typhoon Pablo in the Republic of the Philippines
(As of December 13, announced by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines)
- Deaths: 902, Missing persons: 635
- Evacuees: more than 765,000 persons
- Affected population: more than 5.4 million persons
- Damaged houses: more than 148,000 (more than 60,000 fully destroyed, more than 88,000 partially destroyed)
(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)