Karachi, November 12, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Government of Japan decided to extend emergency relief goods (tents, blankets, plastic sheets) worth up to 35 million yen (around 437,000 US dollars) to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the disastrous floods caused by the unprecedented heavy rain.
Pakistan has been hit by heavy rain since mid-August, which caused floods in southern Punjab, northern Sindh, and north-eastern Balochistan, forcing many people to evacuate by destroying houses and other facilities, as well as submerging farmland. According to the Pakistani Government’s statement on November 7, 474 people were reported dead and approximately 5.04 million (including approximately 160,000 evacuees) were affected so far.
Upon request by the Government of Pakistan on November 8 and in light of friendly relations between Japan and Pakistan, the Government of Japan has made the decision to extend emergency assistance for humanitarian aid for those affected.
(*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
For more information, contact:
Consulate General of Japan
6/2 Civil Lines, Abdullah Haroon Road,
G. P. O. Box No. 3745
TEL: +92-21 3522-0800 (Ext: 134)
FAX: +92-21 3522-0820