Aid to the Republic of Haiti for the Earthquake Disaster

UPDATE: February 11 2010

Breakdown of Japan’s Emergency and Reconstruction Aid for Haiti

1. Total aid of 70 million USD

(1) Emergency Aid ( over 25 million USD)

a) Provide food, water, shelter, etc. through international organizations
( 5 million USD on the 14th of January* + 20 million USD on the 26th of January**)
b) Provide emergency aid supplies (around 300 thousand USD)
c) Medical service of International Emergency Aid (a 100-member group comprising of a Medical team and Japan’s Self-Defense Forces, of which there are 14 doctors and 26 medical personnel) in Leyogan
d) Assistance for Japanese NGOs (maximum of 4 million USD)

(2) Reconstruction Aid ( around 45 million USD)

a) Participation in an assessment of needs regarding reconstruction which will operate via international organizations
b) Aid in the field of disaster and medical measures following the assessment of needs

*Breakdown of 5 million USD on January 14th:

World Food Programme (WFP): 3 million USD
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): 1.5 million USD
International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC): 500 thousand USD
**Breakdown of 20 million USD on January 26th
WFP: 6 million USD
UNICEF: 5 million USD
IFRC: 3 million USD
International Organization for Migration (IOM): 3 million USD
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): 1 million USD
World Health Organization (WHO): 1 million USD
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA): 500 thousand USD
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA): 500 thousand USD


2. Dispatch of Japan’s Self Defense Forces Facility Unit to Haiti

(1) On January 25th, Japan announced to the UN that it is prepared to dispatch Japan’s Self-Defense Forces (SDF) Facility Unit to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) to contribute to the country’s reconstruction, and the UN replied with its  acceptance of Japan’s offer on January 29th.
(2) 34 out of 200 SDF personnel of the first detachment have already arrived in Port-au-Prince as of February 8th. The second detachment which consists of 350 SDF personnel will be arriving one month later to take over the operations of the first detachment. The total period of their mission will be approximately ten months.



UPDATE: January 28 2010


The Government of Japan has pledged a total of US 70 million dollars in aid to support current relief efforts and recovery in Haiti at the recent Ministerial Preparatory Conference on Haiti, which was held in Montreal on January 25th.
Japan has also indicated that it is currently considering the dispatch of Japan’s Self-Defense forces to join the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti.



UPDATE: January 21 2010


The government of Japan intends to dispatch the International Emergency Service (Medical service) to Haiti. This service will be provided by 100 members of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces, which includes 14 doctors and 26 other medical personnel.


They will leave Japan on the 21st of January, and after their arrival in Haiti, they plan to engage in medical services, taking over the operations of the medical team of the Japan Disaster Relief Team, which has already been engaging in relief efforts since 17th in Haiti.


Japan offered emergency assistance, including assistance of US$5 million, going to the recipients through three channels. The first is through UNICEF, US$1.5 million, through the World Food Programme (WFP) US$3 million, and the rest through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).



UPDATE: January 14, 2010

  1. The Government of Japan has decided to extend aid to the Republic of Haiti, which suffered damages from a large-scale earthquake that occurred on the morning of January 13 (JST) based on a request from the Government of Haiti. The Government of Japan has decided to extend this aid to victims of the disaster from a humanitarian viewpoint as well as in light of the friendly relationship between Japan and Haiti. 
  2. The aid will consist of emergency grant aid totaling a maximum of 5 million USD. The aid is scheduled to be swiftly carried out through cooperation with international organizations including the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
  3. In addition, emergency relief goods (tents, etc.) equivalent to approximately 30 million JPY will also be provided.
  4. To consider aid in the field of medical care and with the goal of carrying out surveys and coordination in Haiti, an emergency survey team is scheduled to be dispatched today. This survey team will be headed by Mr. Nobutaka Shinomiya, Japanese Ambassador to Haiti (currently residing in the Dominican Republic), and made up of members from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).