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|Jakarta, January 13, 2005|
Japan's Emergency Assistance through International Organizations for the Disaster Caused by the Major Earthquake off the Coast of Sumatra and Tsunami in the Indian Ocean
1. After the major earthquake off the coast of Sumatra and the tsunami in the Indian Ocean, Japan announced that it would provide 250 million dollar assistance through international organizations. On January 11, Japan decided details of the contribution (see following table). Mr. Shuzen Tanigawa, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, officially announced the details at the Meeting of Ministerial Level on Humanitarian Assistance to Tsunami Affected Communities, which was held in Geneva on the same day.
2. This contribution is part of the financial assistance (grant aid) of up to 500 million dollars for the time being, which was already announced by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi at Special ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting On Aftermath of Earthquake And Tsunami, and will be swiftly disbursed after the Cabinet authorization scheduled on January 17. The portion that is directed through international organization also contributes substantially to the emergency assistance conducted in Indonesia.
|International Organization||Amount (US dollars)|
|UNV || 5,000,000|
4. In addition to the above-mentioned assistance, it has been already decided to extend US$ 146 million out of US$ 250 million Grant Assistance to disaster-stricken countries directly to the Government of Indonesia.