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 the local athletic ground to work in the daycare center there and visits a shelter housing 650 people at a local elementary school.

AAR Japan distributes relief items to over 3,000 people at 13 locations in Miyagi Prefecture including evacuation centers and facilities for the elderly and those with disabilities. The items distributed include food, water, powdered milk, clothing, diapers, blankets, batteries, kerosene, toothbrushes, hand warmers, etc.