Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA)’s 10th team arrives in Iwate Prefecture. Given the shortage of gasoline, the teams are using donated electronic vehicles for mobile clinic services. A team in Minamisanriku (Miyagi Prefecture) joins an AMDA team already at an emergency shelter at … Read more…

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

JEN sent its third team to Miyagi Prefecture, where they joined other teams conducting surveys of the northern part of the prefecture. In addition to JEN’s ongoing efforts in Sendai, they are planning to expand their efforts to this hard-hit northern area that has not … Read more…

Thursday, March 24—Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24—Friday, March 25, 2011

Japan Platform reported that relief supplies raised through its matching program reached the Natori relief supply warehouse (the town’s recreation center) today. Sanitary supplies provided by Kao (hand sanitizer, etc.) were being distributed to evacuees with the help of the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) … Read more…

Saturday, March 26—Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26—Sunday, March 27, 2011

JEN has been posting weekly lists of items that are needed in the region, and on the 26th they announced that a truck full of supplies had successfully headed off to deliver the collected supplies. Items on their request list for the coming week include … Read more…

Monday, March 28—Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28—Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In Iwate Prefecture’s Kamaishi City, the larger evacuation centers have been receiving relief supplies and medical services, but AMDA reports that the management of aid stocks needs to be improved. They also report that communication lines to the town of Otsuchi are still out and some evacuation … Read more…

Wednesday, March 30—Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30—Thursday, March 31, 2011

On the 29th, JEN distributed fleece clothing and underwear that was donated by UNIQLO to evacuees in Ishinomaki (Miyagi Prefecture). The UNIQLO employees assisted in delivering these goods to more than 750 residents at three sites that had been announced on the radio. JEN is … Read more…

April 2–April 3, 2011

April 2–April 3, 2011

Peace Winds Japan has been examining medium- to long-term needs in the region and is currently working on plans in two areas: (1) supplying household items for those who are moving into temporary residences, and (2) providing play spaces where children and caregivers can play, and … Read more…

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…