Japan Supports 5.000 blankets to Community affected by the Calamity in Timor-Leste

Japan Supports 5.000 blankets  to Community affected by the Calamity in Timor-Leste

DILI, 11 April 2021 (TATOLI) – Government of Japan and Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) support 5.000 blankets to The Secretary of State for Civil and Protection to distribute to the community affected by the natural disaster recently in Timor- Leste. 

The Secretary of State for Civil Protection (SEPC), Joaquim Gusmão, appreciating the solidarity supports from the Japanese Government to Timor-Leste.

“There are about five thousand blankets. I therefore thank the Government of Japan for its humanitarian support. We are going to distribute this staffs to the community in evacuation centers across Dili and in the municipalities”, Mr Gusmao said at Nicolau Lobato International Airport, in Dili,

Mr Gusmão added that, in addition to the Japanese Government, Timor-Leste will also receive several supports from other countries in the coming days. “The role of civil protection is to receive aid so that it can be distributed to victims of natural disasters,” he said.

The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MNEC), Jorge Trindade Camões, said that the Timorese Government has already requested assistance from its partners abroad, with Japan have responded immediately.

“We look forward to other countries and hope that we can have confirmations in the next few days. Australia will soon send materials,” he said.

Through this support, the People and The Government of Japan and the JICA Timor-Leste Office conveys their deepest Condolences and Solidarity to the victims who lost their lives and those who lost their homes as a result of the disaster.

The JICA Representative in Timor-Leste, Goto Ko, said, in turn, that the emergency support made available to Timor-Leste comes from the JICA warehouse in Singapore.

Also, the Representative of the Ambassador of Japan, Hirashima Shusaku, recalled that on April 8, the Timorese Executive asked the international supports and Japan decided to offer approximately 5,000 blankets as emergency support.

“We hope that, with this support, we will be able to minimize the burder of floods victims. Japan is firm with regard to any assistance to Timor-Leste in disaster recovery,” he said.

Journalist: Maria Auxiliadora

Eidtor: Zezito Silva


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