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Medical Unit Sent to Indonesia Following Java Earthquake

Officially opening an aid station
Officially opening an aid station

Treating earthquake victims at an aid station
Treating earthquake victims at an aid station
More than 5,500 people were killed by an earthquake in Central Java, Indonesia, on May 27. The Japanese government decided to dispatch Self-Defense Forces (SDF) personnel to the area, under the Law Concerning the Dispatch of International Disaster Relief Units. The Indonesia International Disaster Relief Unit, comprising about 150 SDF personnel, was sent to Yogyakarta Special Region, hardest hit by the earthquake.
    The medical unit set up two aid stations in the disaster area and also sent medical patrols to mountainous regions to provide treatment. Altogether, 3,759 people were treated and 1,685 vaccinated against infectious diseases. In addition, the unit carried out activities for the prevention of infectious disease in a 4,300-square-meter area around designated evacuation and in broader areas.


Earthquake devastation in Central Java
Earthquake devastation in Central Java
Infectious disease control activities
Infectious disease control activities