Emergency Assistance for the Disaster in Thailand Caused by the Major Earthquake off the Coast of Sumatra and Tsunami in the Indian Ocean
December 31, 2004
- The Government of Japan, in light of the massive damage in the coastal area along the Andaman Sea in Thailand, caused by tsunami in the Indian Ocean, decided to provide emergency assistance in kind (blankets, water purifiers, power generators, medicines including antibiotic and tents) equivalent to approximately 10 million yen, in addition to the dispatch of the Japan Disaster Relief Teams which consist of 49 members of Search and Rescue Team, 22 members of Medical Team and Units of Japan Self Defense Force.
- Regarding the Japan Disaster Relief Team, in addition to 49 members of the Search and Rescue Team in operation, the second unit of Search and Rescue Team (helicopter unit of Fire and Disaster Management Agency, 27 members) left Japan on 31st of December, 2004 and will conduct search and rescue operation from January 2nd 2005 by 2 helicopters of FDMA.
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