Acceptance of Relief Supplies and Medical Assistance Team from Israel

March 27, 2011

  1. In response to the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake, the relief supplies from the Government of Israel is scheduled to arrive at Narita Airport on a charter flight on the afternoon of March 27, 2011. The Government of Israel will provide 10,000 coats, 6,000 blankets, 8,290 pairs of gloves and 150 portable toilets, based on the needs of the areas affected by the earthquake. After arriving in Narita, the relief supplies will be sent to the disaster-stricken regions.

  2. Also, a medical assistance team composed of 53 members (including 14 medical doctors and 7 nurses as well as the technician, interpreter and logistics support personnel) will arrive at Narita Airport by a special flight on the evening of March 27. On arriving in Narita, the team will head to Miyagi Prefecture on the same date and start the activity in Minami Sanriku Town in Miyagi Prefecture. The duration of the team’s activity is scheduled to last two weeks, but it is subject to change depending on the situations.

  3. A message of condolences and sympathy was sent from dignitaries, including H.E. Mr. Shimon Peres, President, H.E. Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister, and H.E. Mr. Avidgor Liberman, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, and the Government of Israel had offered assistance from an early stage.

  4. The Government of Japan deeply appreciates the cooperation of the Government of Israel and wishes for the success of the team.
    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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