Food, other aid starting to reach Nepal's remote quake-hit villages

Apr 30, 2015

Food, other aid starting to reach Nepal's remote quake-hit villages

The first supplies of food aid began reaching remote, earthquake-shattered mountain villages in Nepal on Wednesday, while thousands clamored to board buses out of Kathmandu, either to check on rural relatives or for fear of spending yet another night in the damaged capital. Frustration over ...

Mar 22, 2015

Japan mulls $1.2 million in aid for nations hit by Cyclone Pam

Japan is considering extending $1.2 million in emergency grant aid to Vanuatu and other Pacific nations devastated by powerful Cyclone Pam, a senior government official said Sunday. At his meeting with Vanuatuan Foreign Minister Sato Kilman, Parliamentary Vice Foreign Minister Kentaro Sonoura said Tokyo is ...

Vanuatu president: Storm-wrecked country must 'start anew'

Mar 16, 2015

Vanuatu president: Storm-wrecked country must 'start anew'

The government said Monday it was dispatching a team of disaster assessors to Vanuatu after infrastructure on the island archipelago suffered extensive damage in a Category 5 storm, a day after pledging aid for people left homeless. The Pacific island nation has lost years of ...

Nov 18, 2013

Warships, 650 troops sent to help Philippines

Japan on Monday dispatched two warships carrying some 650 troops to the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, the first major contingent of its military's largest overseas aid deployment. The two vessels, also carrying six helicopters, left the port of Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, and are scheduled to arrive on ...

Mar 13, 2013

Plan for Tokyo quake relief team drawn up

The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry has drawn up a special operation plan for its emergency disaster relief team to prepare for a powerful earthquake that could strike the Tokyo metropolitan area, according to sources. Under the plan, the ministry will deploy some 280 ...