3/11 Disaster Relief and Recovery Journal

Just days after the Great East Japan Earthquake struck, JCIE began documenting the work being done by NGOs in the region. For nearly two years—through December 2012—we provided short updates on our website that offered a glimpse into the day-to-day activities being undertaken to provide relief, support, and healing for those affected by the disaster.

These updates focused on the work done by the grantees of the Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund, whether through our funding or through support from other sources. Together, they form a journal that offers a unique look at how NGOs engage in post-disaster assistance in the initial phases and how their work shifts over time.

These posts are on the initial two years. Information from January 2013 on is available on our 3/11 Disaster Relief & Recovery Facebook page.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

At 2:46 p.m., a 9.0 magnitude earthquake strikes the Tohoku region of Japan, followed quickly by a tsunami that brought waves up to 10 meters high (33 feet), devastating entire coastal towns.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Affinity Group on Japanese Philanthropy, an umbrella group for Japanese corporate foundations of Japanese companies in the United States, donates all of its assets, nearly $8000, to the JCIE fund. The Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA) delivers mobile clinic services to shelters … Read more…

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…