MERCY Malaysia Deploys Four-Person Team to Tokyo
13 March 2011
– MERCY Malaysia is deploying a four-person rapid assessment team to Tokyo on Monday in response to the 8.8-Richter scale earthquake which struck Japan last Friday.
Led by MERCY Malaysia Executive Council Member, Dr Shalimar Abdullah, the Rapid Assessment Team will be looking for ways to support the efforts currently undertaken by the Embassy of Malaysia, and will be looking to link with local partners in Japan to determine the humanitarian needs there.
“We will continue to work closely with the Embassy of Japan here in Kuala Lumpur, as well as the Embassy of Malaysia in Tokyo, Japan. It’s important that we establish local networks for us to understand where we can provide assistance, if any,” said MERCY Malaysia President, Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Faizal Mohd Perdaus.
The team consists of one surgeon, a logistics person, a medical officer and a psychologist.
The team will be flying to Narita Airport at 11.15pm on Monday courtesy of complimentary tickets from Malaysia Airlines.
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