April 9–April 10, 2011

April 9–April 10, 2011

AMDA has been continuing to provide medical treatment in Otsuchi (Iwate Prefecture), where they report that the common ailments are chronic high blood pressure, diabetes, colds, hay fever, gastroenteritis, tetanus, and so on. Partition walls have recently been provided to give those in evacuation centers some … Read more…

April 29–May 1, 2011

April 29–May 1, 2011

When the Association for Aid and Relief (AAR) received a phone call about three families who have children with disabilities and are living in a shelter in Ishinomaki (Miyagi Prefecture) that is running low on supplies, they quickly sprang into action, bringing food, bedding, and … Read more…

May 11, 2011

May 11, 2011

  A staff member of the Association for Aid and Relief (AAR) shared his experiences helping at an evacuation center in the Minato Middle School in the city of Ishinomaki (Miyagi Prefecture). He first arrived in mid-April, about one month after the earthquake struck, to … Read more…

June 13, 2011

June 13, 2011

It has now been three months since the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the Tohoku region, so a number of NGOs have published summaries of their activities to date. We have summarized the reports from two of our fund recipients here. The Association for Aid … Read more…

December 28, 2011

December 28, 2011

When the March 11 disaster struck, people with severe disabilities whose lives depend on respirators or suctioning machines were placed in a frightening position. A mother of a 9-year-old boy who requires a respirator recalled her experience: “When the earthquake struck, the bed and respirator … Read more…