Japan sends medical team to ‘Yolanda’ affected areas
Japan will dispatch its Disaster Relief (JDR) Medical Team to the areas affected by typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), which devastated the Visayas region last Friday.
According to the Japanese Embassy in Manila, the medical team, consisting of 24 members, is expected to arrive in Manila Monday night.
The Embassy said prior to the dispatch of the medical team, two personnel from Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) arrived in the Philippines last Sunday to help assess the damage of the typhoon.
In addition, two JICA experts joined the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team deployed to the Philippines last November 7 for coordination with international donors.