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December 16, 2014

JICA to Send Emergency Supplies to Typhoon-Stricken Philippines

JICA will provide emergency supplies to the Philippines in response to damage caused by a typhoon, after receiving a request from the Government of the Philippines.

The intense Typhoon Hagupit, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Ruby, which hit Samar Island Dec. 6-7, has caused significant damage in extensive areas of the country, centered in Samar.

According to the Government of the Philippines, the victims as of Dec. 11 include 19 people killed, 1.7 million evacuated and 2.4 million affected. Also, 47,781 buildings have been damaged.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency will provide emergency supplies including 600 blankets, 260 tarpaulin sheets, 600 sleeping pads, 600 jerry cans and 10 water purifiers with a total value of approximately US$190,000.

The supplies will be delivered to Cebu Island using the earliest available flight.


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