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September 20, 2017

Emergency Assistance to Antigua and Barbuda in Response to Hurricane “Irma” disaster

The Japan International Cooperation Agency will provide emergency relief goods as below in response to the request from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda regarding the damages caused by Hurricane “Irma”.
1. Disaster situation
The Hurricane “Irma”, which passed Antigua and Barbuda from September 5 to 6, has caused serious human and property damage. According to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, approximately 1,400 people out of about 1,800 residents in Barbuda are taking refuge from the hurricane disaster as of September 16.

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

B. Shipping schedule
The goods will be transported from the JICA warehouse in Miami to Antigua and Barbuda on the next available flight.


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