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16 May 2011 description

COUNTING THE COST OF DISASTERS IN ASIA PACIFIC

The economic cost of natural disasters in the first quarter of 2011 in the Asia Pacific region is the highest on record.

12 May 2011 description

A 15-member disaster relief team deployed by the Government of Sri Lanka arrived in Japan yesterday (12/05) to carry out volunteer activities in the Ishinomaki area of Miyagi prefecture.

The team will mainly engage in mud and debris clearance operations and will assist in the tsunami struck areas of Miyagi prefecture from 13th May for a period of 2 weeks, in cooperation with the volunteer activities of ‘Peace Boat’, a Non-Governmental Organisation.

12 May 2011 description
report Government of Japan
  1. In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, a disaster relief team comprising 15 officials from the Ministry of Disaster Management of Sri Lanka will arrive at Narita Airport on the morning of May 12 (UL460).

  2. This team is going to engage in debris clearance operations in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture for about two weeks from May 13, in cooperation with volunteer activities of 'Peace Boat', a Non-Governmental Organization.