A Note On Mauritius

August 13, 2020
Tokyo, Japan

The One Young World Japan Committee and Ambassador community offers its heartfelt condolences to the people of Mauritius for the terrible damage caused by the oil spill from Japanese-owned and operated bulk vessel MV Wakashio. We are saddened and deeply concerned about the environmental impact on an area of significant ecological importance and sensitivity, and also about the knock-on impact on the country’s people and economy, which relies heavily on tourism.

We encourage the international community, including the many innovative and dedicated One Young World Ambassadors around the world, to support Mauritius in the clean-up effort in whatever way they can to minimize the environmental and economic damage of this terrible incident.

(EMAE via AP)

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