On November 12, the Government of Japan announced emergency grant aid of 10 million US dollars to the Republic of the Philippines, following the devastating damage wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda, which hit the Visayas region.
This emergency grant aid aims to support humanitarian assistance activities through international organizations.
The Japanese Government has already dispatched the Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Medical Team consisting of 25 members for medical activities in the affected area. The Japanese government has also dispatched personnel from Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and JICA for the damage assessment and had two JICA experts join the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team for coordination with international donors.
In the face of the serious damages and in light of strong bonds existing between Japan and the Philippines as strategic partners, the Government of Japan is providing these emergency humanitarian assistance for those affected.
Recently, in the wake of the massive earthquake in Bohol in October 2013, Japan extended emergency relief goods worth 38 million yen (approximately 16.7 million pesos) and emergency grant aid of 3.5 million US dollars. Following the armed conflict in September 2013 in Zamboanga, Japan also extended emergency grant aid of 2 million US dollars to address the need of displaced people.
Damages caused by Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda in the Republic of the Philippines
(As of November 12, announced by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines)
- Deaths: 1,774
- Missing persons: 82
- Injured persons: 2,487
- Evacuees: more than 580,000 persons
- Affected population: more than 6.9 million persons
- Damaged houses: more than 41,000 (approximately 21,000 fully destroyed, 20,000 partially destroyed)