Indonesian Red Cross to send aid workers to quake-hit Japan
Mar 12, 2011, 10:59 GMT
Jakarta - The Indonesian Red Cross was to send a nine-member team to help with the relief efforts after the devastating earthquake in Japan, a spokesman said Saturday.
The team, consisting of seven rescuers workers and two surgeons, would leave for Japan on Monday, Red Cross spokeswoman Aulia Arriani said.
'They will be involved in finding the victims and caring for survivors,' she said, adding that the team would be in Japan for two weeks.
Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency said a government rescue team was ready to be sent to Japan if needed.
'We have to discuss first with the government of Japan about what they need,' said agency spokesman Hartje Robert. 'If they say OK, we will go.'
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