Japanese NGOs assist flood victims

Japanese NGOs assist flood victims

February 3, 2011   12:41 pm

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Five Japanese NGOs affiliated to the Japan Platform (JPF) is providing relief assistance worth 47.2 million Japanese Yen (over SL Rs. 62 million) to flood victims with funding from the Government of Japan, the Embassy here said in a release.


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Five Japanese NGOs affiliated to the Japan Platform (JPF), namely, Association for Aid and Relief Japan, Peace Winds Japan, PARC Interpeople’s Cooperation, Save the Children Japan and World Vision Japan is providing relief assistance worth 47.2 million Japanese Yen (over SL Rs. 62 million) to flood victims with funding from the Government of Japan.

 
The assistance includes provision of food and non-food items, support for cleaning of contaminated wells and reconstruction of education facilities in flood affected areas. This assistance is aimed at facilitating the early resettlement of those displaced and ensuring normalcy in the affected areas. This is an additional support from the people of Japan to the flood victims. On January 14, 2011 the Government of Japan provided 230 tents and 1,500 sleeping pads amounting to SL Rs. 26.7 million to meet the urgent needs of those displaced by the floods.



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