GEA Search and Rescue (SAR) Team, a long-standing JTI Foundation partner has stepped in and is carrying out critical emergency response and disaster preparedness activities.
GEA SAR delivers training and capacity building. They will provide psychological support and give basic training such as earthquake preparedness and how to give emergency first aid.
A local search and rescue team made up of 15 local volunteers, will be trained by GEA SAR team to carry out basic search and rescue response to save people under the debris, and provide emergency response and psychological support in the future. Around 380 000 of the island’s residents will indirectly benefit from this initiative.