Japan: Three years later

Topics: National, Emergencies and Disasters Worldwide
March 11, 2014

On March 11, 2011, a triple disaster including an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant meltdown struck part of eastern Japan, leaving thousands of lives forever changed. Today, with the support of the Red Cross, there is clear progress towards recovery in many communities.

Across the worst-affected areas caused by this disaster, the Red Cross has played a key role in rebuilding hospitals, clinics, kindergarten classrooms and other facilities. The Red Cross has also supported livelihoods, infrastructure projects, and small and medium business revival in the three hardest-hit prefectures.

The Red Cross has supported a number of housing projects which are now complete and mainly elderly residents have moved in. However, for those who remain displaced, Japanese Red Cross nurses are providing health and psychosocial visits to help them stay healthy and create a sense of community.

The Red Cross will continue to support survivors as they recover, such as helping nuclear evacuees and providing activities for the children of the disaster-struck areas.  

The Canadian Red Cross salutes the Japanese Red Cross for the continuous support they have provided to the survivors of Japan. To find out how your donation made a difference, view the three-year donor report.

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