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April 17, 2017

Emergency Assistance to Sri Lanka in Response to the Garbage Mound Collapse at the Disposal Site

The Japan International Cooperation Agency will provide emergency relief goods as below in response to the request from the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka regarding the garbage mound collapse.
1. Disaster situation
The garbage mound collapse, which happened on 14 April, has caused serious human and property damage. According to the Government of Sri Lanka, the damage situation as of 16 April was as follows:
Deaths 21
Injured 11
Affected 980 (approximately)

2. Goods supplied
A. Emergency relief goods (from the JICA Singapore warehouse)
Sleeping pads
Portable jerry cans
Water purifiers

B. Shipping schedule
The goods will be transported from the JICA warehouse in Singapore to Colombo on the next available flight.


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