Japan / Emergency Assistance to the Union of the Comoros in Response to the Floods Disaster

On Tuesday, May 15, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 10 million yen (portable jerry cans, plastic sheets, etc) to the Union of the Comoros, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request following serious damage from the floods.

In Comoros, cyclones and heavy rain which continued from April 20 to 27 caused the floods and the landslides in every island of the Union; Grand Comore, Anjouan, and Moheli. The Union has continuously been damaged, and the Government of Comoros reported, as of May 11, 57,323 people were suffered (Grand Comore: 15,000 people, Anjouan: 25,000 people, Moheli: 17,323 people), approximately 4,000 people were evacuated to the shelters, and 1,808 houses were destroyed.

In response to the request from the Government of Comoros, the Government of Japan has decided to provide emergency assistance from a humanitarian point of view for the victims as well as in light of friendly relations between Japan and Comoros.

Source: Japan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Press Release – 17 May 2012