About Red Cross Nuclear Disaster Resource Center
In March 2011, the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) plunged into relief activities in the immediate aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. However, in the face of the nuclear accident, our post-disaster relief operations fell short partly because the JRCS had inadequately prepared for nuclear accidents in the areas such as equipping ourselves with information, stocking tools and equipment, and establishing alliance with external organizations. This salutary lesson led us to explicitly recognize the necessity for the JRCS to institute a system to respond to potential nuclear disaster.
Additionally, the General Assembly of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in November 2011 adopted the Resolution on Preparedness to Respond to the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Accidents [PDF].
Due to these backgrounds, October 2013 saw the inception of the Red Cross Nuclear Disaster Resource Center within the JRCS organization. It was established to build a robust system which included developing human resources and collecting/disseminating information, to address a nuclear disaster response.
Message from the President of Japanese Red Cross Society
About Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident
Red Cross Nuclear Disaster Resource Center’s Activities
Preparedness for Nuclear Disasters
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