December 20, 2012
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is sending emergency relief goods to the Independent State of Samoa where Cyclone Evan caused deaths and casualties, property and infrastructure damages.
At least 4 persons were killed and some 5,000 persons were affected when the cyclone made landfall on the country December 13.
Following a request for international assistance, JICA agreed to send 100 tents and 600 jerry cans totaling approximately USD 120,000 which, are being airlifted to the country.
JICA responds to natural disasters across the globe. It was the 15th major natural emergency in this year and earlier this month the agency dispatched emergency supplies to typhoon-stricken Philippines and Palau.