July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011

The Association for Aid and Relief (AAR) Japan has been carrying out a project to improve the sanitary conditions in evacuation centers in Ishinomaki and Minamisanriku (Miyagi Prefecture), where approximately 1,000 evacuees are still residing. As temperatures and humidity levels have risen, AAR found that … Read more…

July 25, 2011

July 25, 2011

On July 24, the Japan Times reported that the current death toll from the March 11 quake and tsunami is now 15,616, with nearly 5,000 people still missing. It also reported that there have been 570 possible “related deaths” in Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima, such as seniors … Read more…

October 20, 2011

October 20, 2011

The Association for Aid and Relief (AAR) Japan posted a report on its activities over the seven months since the Great East Japan Earthquake struck. They listed 13 areas in which they have offered support: (1) provided items for daily living to about 35,000 temporary … Read more…

December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011

The Association for Aid and Relief (AAR) reviewed its nine months of relief efforts since the March 11 disaster. To date, it has provided sets of household items for 20,719 families living in temporary housing (the target is roughly 35,000). AAR is continues to provide … Read more…

December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

On December 18, the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia opened the “AMDA Otsuchi Health Support Center.” The project planning for the center began in April and construction began in early November. The official opening ceremony featured the traditional pounding of rice cakes, a concert, … Read more…