Dispatch of the third Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Medical Team in Response to the Typhoon Disaster in the Philippines

November 28, 2013

  1. 1. The Government of Japan has decided to dispatch the third Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) medical team to the Republic of the Philippines, which has been hit by the disaster caused by the Typhoon (Philippine name Yolanda). The team will depart for the Philippines on November 29 (Fri).

    2. The third JDR Medical team will take over the duties from the second JDR Medical Team, which is based in Tacloban City, and will be engaged in medical relief activities in the disaster affected areas including the suburb of Tacloban City.

    *Japan Disaster Relief Team

    (1) Medical team (first and second team): 1,519 patients in total (November 15-26)

    (2) Expert team: Advance team left on Nov.26. Main team will leave on Dec. 2.

    *In addition to the dispatch of Japan Disaster Relief Team (Medical team and Expert team) and Japan Self-Defense Force (Unit), Japan decided to provide the following assistance (53.1 million USD (5.31 billion JPY) in total);

    (1) Emergency Grant Aid : 30 million USD (app. 3 billion JPY)
    (2) Emergency Relief Goods : app. 0.6 million USD (app. 60 million JPY)
    (3) Assistance through Japanese NGOs (JPF) : 1.5 million USD (app. 150 million JPY)
    (4) Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) of Asian Development Bank (ADB) : 20 million USD (app. Billion JPY)
    (5) ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) : 0.5 million USD (app:50 million JPY)
    (6) Assistance through ILO for job creation and skills training: 0.5 million USD (app:50 million JPY