Emergency aid for typhoon disaster in the Republic of Korea

Report
from Government of Japan
Published on 17 Sep 2003
The Government of Japan decided on September 17 (Wed) to extend emergency assistance in kind equivalent to about 9.5 million yen (100 sleeping mats, 15 sets of 2000-liter portable water tanks, 10 sets of 3500-liter portable water tanks, 15 electric generators and 15 cord reels) to the Government of the Republic of Korea, which has sustained damage from a typhoon.

Typhoon 14 hit the ROK, mainly in the southern part of the country, from September 11 to 13, leaving 12,000 evacuees and more than 100 dead, and causing great damage that amounts to more than 350 billion yen. It is understood that the Government of the ROK has started full-scale efforts for rehabilitation while striving to determine the precise extent of the damage.

The Government of Japan has been expressing the intention of extending emergency aid for those afflicted by this disaster, from a humanitarian point of view and in light of the friendly relations between Japan and the ROK, and it has finally decided on this emergency aid in kind after the ROK side made a concrete decision on the content of the emergency materials on September 17.

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