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January 23, 2020

Emergency Assistance to Philippines in Response to the Eruption of Mt. Taal

The Japan International Cooperation Agency will provide emergency relief goods as below in response to a request from the Government of Republic of the Philippines relating to the volcanic eruption of Mt. Taal.

1. Disaster situation
The volcanic eruption of Mt. Taal, which occurred in the afternoon on January 12, has been causing serious human and property damage. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the damage situation as of January 22, 2020 was as follows:
Affected 282, 021people/ 71,717 households
Evacuees 148,987 people/ 39,052 households in 493 Temporary Emergency Centers
90,017 people/ 23,133 households other than Emergency Centers

2. Goods supplied
A. Emergency relief goods
Masks (N95)
Drinking Water
Portable jerry cans

B. Shipping schedule
The goods will be procured locally as well as transported from the JICA warehouse in Singapore to Manila on the next available flight.


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