On February 18, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency relief goods worth 10 million yen (blankets, portable jerry cans and water purifying tablets) to Solomon Islands through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of Solomon Islands following the earthquake and tsunami disaster occurred on February 6.
Solomon Islands is still facing the serious situation; about 600 houses have been collapsed or damaged and approximately 3,300 people have been affected.
In response to the request from the Government of Solomon Islands, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view for the affected as well as in light of friendly relations between Japan and Solomon Islands.
(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original in Japanese.)