Turkey:AAR JAPAN Dispatched Emergency relief team for the Earthquake Victims in Turkey
AAR JAPAN (Shinagawa, Tokyo = Yukie OSA, Chairperson) has decided to form a support team and dispatched 3 of its staff members to eastern Turkey in response to the earthquake that occurred on October 23. The team is to provide emergency assistance in the areas affected by the disaster.
A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck eastern
on Sunday, October 23, 2011, at approximately 1:40pm (local time). According to a report made by the Turkish Ministry of Interior on October 24, 217 people died and 1,070 people were injured. The toll is expected to rise. AAR JAPAN has sent Yumeka OTA, Atsushi MIYAZAKI, and Miyuki KONNAI to Turkey, who will be responsible for conducting damage inspection as well as distributing relief supplies to disaster victims. Turkey
AAR JAPAN has previously provided humanitarian aid to Turkey after an earthquake in 1999. Experienced in initiating emergency relief activities both domestically and internationally such as for the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake, we strive to efficiently and effectively provide emergency assistance in Turkey.
(28 years old from Kanagawa Prefecture)
(41 years old from Oita Prefecture)
Miyuki KONNAI, AAR JAPAN - Programme Coordinator
(32 years old from Fukushima Prefecture)