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