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, six medical professionals 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 first-aid team to Indonesia
The TaiwanIHA members are taking with them 2 metric tons of rescue and medical equipment to help the Indonesians set up make-shift clinics.
More doctors, nurses, and medical supplies will be sent, if the TaiwanIHA finds it necessary after an assessment of the situation around the quake-stricken area.
Taiwan will donate US$100,000 to the Indonesian government via Taiwans representative office in Jakarta.
Despite Chinas inhumane attempts to pressure Indonesia to decline Taiwans offer, Indonesian authorities have welcomed and expressed their appreciation of Taiwans humanitarian aid. Disaster relief knows no political boundaries.