April 19, 2011

A ceremony was held at the Kamaishi High School to receive the donated supplies.

The Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA) team in Otsuchi (Iwate Prefecture) distributed vitamins and royal jelly, a health supplement, to evacuees. They also distributed stationery supplies to high schools in Kamaishi, and brought items that were for younger children to the Otsuchi North Elementary School and the Ogakuchi Nursery School.

Japan Platform has identified the latest needs in the region and are calling for donations from companies and groups in Japan for items such as: humidifiers (the dry air in the evacuation centers makes it easy for diseases to spread), items to assist the elderly (walkers, etc.), furniture for temporary housing, items to help those in shelters sleep (futons, pillows, earplugs, eye masks), cooking utensils (pots and pans, etc.), vegetables and vegetable juice, sweets, items for cleaning indoors and outdoors, items for setting up NGO offices (desks, chairs, etc.).