2006 year Press Release
The Taiwan International Health Action, TaiwanIHA, and the Special Search and Rescue Squad under the National Fire Agency sent a first-aid team made up of 20 rescuers, 2 nurses, and a rescue dog departed from Taiwan for Indonesia at 1:50 p.m. on May 29, to help victims of the devastating earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Java the pervious day.
TaiwanIHA sends emergency medical aid team to Indonesia
Another 3 medical doctors specialized in orthopedic surgery and emergency aid also left to Java in the morning of 30th. These 5 TaiwanIHA members are brining with them 2 metric tons of rescue and medical equipments, supporting materials and medicines, to help the Indonesians set up make-shift clinics over the earth quake regions.
More doctors, nurses, and medical supplies are planned to be delivered, if the TaiwanIHA finds it necessary after an assessment of the situation around the quake-stricken area.
On the other hand, Taiwan also donates US$100,000 to the Indonesian government via Taiwans representative office in Jakarta timely, in order to provide urgent needs of the city in trouble.
Despite Chinas inhumane attempts to pressure Indonesia to decline Taiwans offer to the victims, Indonesian authorities have welcomed and expressed their appreciation of Taiwans humanitarian aid. Disaster relief knows no political boundaries.