Acceptance of relief supplies from the European Union (EU)

April 21, 2011

  1. In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, two UPS Air Cargo flights loaded with relief supplies sent by the European Union (EU), will arrive at Narita Airport at 8:15 A.M. on April 21 and 24.

  2. The relief supplies include 7,125 blankets from Sweden, 130 water containers and others from Finland, 112 camp beds from Slovakia and 168 beds from Bulgaria. They will be delivered to the areas in need in Ibaraki Prefecture after arriving at Narita Airport.

  3. Additionally, a separate flight will arrive at Narita Airport, loaded with relief supplies of 20,000 blankets and 450 water cans from Austria through the European Union, which will also be delivered to Ibaraki Prefecture. 

  4. The Government of Japan deeply appreciates the cooperation of the EU and its member states.

*As of April 21, the EU member states that supplied relief goods are as follows (including the above mentioned goods):

Country Details of Supplies Dispatched to
Austria 20,000 blankets, 450 jerry cans Ibaraki Pref.
Bulgaria 168 beds Ibaraki Pref.
Denmark 21,280 blankets
2,030 blankets
Ibaraki Pref.
Tochigi Pref.
Finland 50 radioactivity measuring monitors, 130 water containers, 2,800 steel water canteens, 880 sleeping mats Ibaraki Pref.
Hungary 16.7 tons of food  Miyagi Pref.
Lithuania 2,000 blankets, 300 sleeping bags Ibaraki Pref.
Netherlands  1,998 mattresses Ibaraki Pref.
Slovakia 4,000 clothing, 1,000 pairs of shoes, 14 tents, 112 sleeping bags
112 camp beds
Miyagi Pref.
Ibaraki Pref.
Sweden 10,000 gloves for outside work, 296 pairs of rubber boots
7,125 blankets
Miyagi Pref.
Ibaraki Pref.

**  As of April 21, the EU member states that offered relief supplies upon the request of the Government of Japan are as follows:
     Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania,
     Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom

***Additionally to relief supplies, the EU decided to donate 10 million euros to support Japan through the IFRC.

    • (* This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)