DUBAI: The government of Japan announced on Friday its decision to extend emergency humanitarian assistance to both Libya and Morocco as the two Arab countries were hit by natural disasters las week.
Following Morocco’s earthquake disaster, Japan announced assistance amounting to a total of approximately 443 million yen (USD 3 million.)
Japan will also implement an Emergency Grant Aid of about 296 million yen (USD 2 million) through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies bearing in mind the human security needs for items such as shelter and food.
In addition, assistance amounting to approximately 148 million yen (USD 1 million) will also be implemented by Japanese NGOs via the Japan Platform in close coordination with Morocco.
Japan also announced it will provide emergency relief goods such as tents and blankets, at the request of the Libyan government.
It will send the supplies through the Japan International Cooperation Agency in response to the damages caused by the flood disaster that occurred in the eastern part of Libya.
According to statements from the Japanese Foreign Ministry, Japan has decided to provide this emergency assistance for Libya in order to support people affected by the earthquake in light of the humanitarian perspective.
The Asian country said it will also continue to stand by the people of Morocco and is ready to study further necessary assistance.