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Operations currently underway

Operations currently underway
  1. International peace cooperation operations in Cambodia (Sept. 1992-Sept. 1993)
  2. International peace cooperation operations in Mozambique (May 1993-Jan. 1995)
  3. International peace cooperation operations for Rwandan refugees relief (Sept.-Dec. 1994)
  4. International disaster relief activities in Honduras (Nov.-Dec. 1998)
  5. International disaster relief activities in Turkey (Sept.-Nov. 1999)
  6. International peace cooperation operations for East Timorese refugees relief (Nov. 1999-Feb. 2000)
  7. International disaster relief activities in India (Feb. 2001)
  8. International peace cooperation operations for Afghan refugees relief (Oct. 2001)
  1. International peace cooperation operations in East Timor (Feb. 2002-Jun. 2004)
  1. International peace cooperation operations for Iraqi refugees relief (Mar.-Apr. 2003)
  1. International peace cooperation operations for Iraqi affected persons (Jul.-Aug. 2003)
  2. International disaster relief activities in Iran (Dec. 2003-Jan. 2004)
  3. International disaster relief activities in Thailand (Dec. 2004-Jan. 2005)
  4. International disaster relief activities in Indonesia (Jan.-Mar. 2005)
  5. International disaster relief activities in Pakistan (Oct.-Dec. 2005)
  6. International disaster relief activities off Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia (Aug. 2005)
  7. International disaster relief activities in Indonesia (Jun. 2006)

International peace cooperation activities in the Golan Heights

Undertaking transport work on the Golan Heights
Undertaking transport work on the Golan Heights
  • International peace cooperation activities in the Golan Heights

Started: February 1996

Scale: 45 GSDF personnel (transport units, HQ staff officers)

Activities: The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) was established in 1974 following the agreed disengagement of the Israeli and Syrian forces in the Golan Heights. The GSDF members of UNDOF are engaged in activities including transport of food and other goods, warehousing of materials, road repairs, maintenance of heavy equipment, firefighting, and snow removal.

International peace cooperation activities in Nepal

Monitoring arms management in Nepal
Monitoring arms management in Nepal
  • International peace cooperation activities in Nepal

Started: March 2007

Scale: 6 GSDF personnel (military observers)

Activities: The United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) was established in response to requests from the government of Nepal and the Maoists for UN assistance in the peace process. The mission includes monitoring the management of arms and armed personnel of the government forces and the Maoists.

Activities for humanitarian and reconstruction assistance in Iraq

An ASDF flight crew assisting reconstruction in Iraq
An ASDF flight crew assisting reconstruction in Iraq
  • Activities for humanitarian and reconstruction assistance in Iraq

Started: December 2003

Scale: Approximately 210 ASDF personnel (ASDF Iraqi Reconstruction Assistance Dispatch Air Transport Squadron)

Activities: Even since the completion of the GSDF activities in Iraq in September 2006, the ASDF has continued to transport materials and personnel for the United Nations and multinational forces, using C-130 aircraft.
(GSDF Task Planning and Liaison Unit for Iraq, GSDF Iraqi Reconstruction Assistance Group, and MSDF Dispatch Maritime Transport Unit were returned.)

Cooperation and support activities in the Indian Ocean

MSDF personnel working on deck in the Indian Ocean
MSDF personnel working on deck in the Indian Ocean
  • Cooperation and support activities in the Indian Ocean

Started: November 2001

Scale: Approximately 320 MSDF personnel; ASDF

Activities: Participating countries are currently engaging in the maritime interdiction activities for which the MSDF was conducting underway replenishment operations. The countries are carrying out boarding and inspection of suspicious boats and confiscation of weapons and narcotics; the MSDF's provision of fuel and water enabled them to conduct long-term activities, and the operations were highly appreciated internationally. These operations were suspended after November 1.