REVIEW Report on CHARP (1990-2012)
Following the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident that occurred in 1986, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), in partnership with the Red Cross Societies of affected countries, initiated the Chernobyl Humanitarian Assistance and Rehabilitation Programme (CHARP) and assisted those affected by the accident from 1990 to 2012. The IFRC reviewed information about 22 years of CHARP activities, gathered lessons learned from the activities and developed a report in order to help building its preparedness for and response to nuclear and radiological accidents.
CBRN Emergency Preparedness Workshop
From December 5 to 9, 2016, (CB)RN Workshop was held in Vienna, Austria, which was co-hosted by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Austrian Red Cross. Following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident that occurred in Japan in March 2011, the IFRC developed "Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Guidelines - Preparedness, Response and Recovery -." The workshop aimed to appropriately disseminate the guidelines and allow the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to make a plan for response to (CB)RN emergencies and address humanitarian needs of affected populations.
Preparedness for possible future nuclear disasters
The JRCS has prepared for the possibility of nuclear disasters in the future based on the experiences and lessons of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. It has been five years since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami occurred, and this special webpage introduces the efforts for nuclear disaster preparedness that the JRCS has made so far.
Relief activities by the JRCS after the outset of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident
Immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami occurred on March 11, 2011, the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) sent its relief teams to the affected areas from Red Cross hospitals across Japan to provide relief activities. The JRCS relief activities which were performed after the outset of the Fukushima Daiichi accident have been introduced in the Digital Archives as special content. This webpage will give you access to all of the special content and summaries.
JRCS Fukushima Chapter Recovery Assistance Programs
Five years will have passed in March 2016 since the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident occurred. JRCS Fukushima Chapter has been providing recovery assistance for the affected people. For the 5th anniversary, we organized and summarized the reasons why these activities were necessary, how they started and what kind of challenges emerged while providing these activities, as well as the data for the programs.
Efforts for nuclear disaster preparedness by the IFRC
In collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Japanese Red Cross Society has developed guidelines for nuclear disaster preparedness, established programs for education and training to prepare for nuclear disasters and disseminated information at home and abroad. This special content introduces the efforts which have been made by the International Federation since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident.
The Fourth Reference Group Meeting on CBRN Emergency Preparedness
In November 2011, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) adopted a resolution on "preparedness to respond to the humanitarian consequences of nuclear accidents" at the 18th General Assembly. This was after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident (Fukushima Daiichi accident) which occurred in March 2011. Following the resolution, the reference group meeting was established by Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) Societies which are related to response to nuclear and radiological emergencies.
1st Anniversary of
Red Cross Nuclear Disaster Resource Center
The Red Cross Nuclear Disaster Resource Center (NDRC) commemorated the first anniversary of the center and the Digital Archives on October 1, 2014. The anniversary message from Tadateru Konoe, President of the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) and the main activities conducted by the NDRC are posted.
The Third Reference Group Meeting on Nuclear & Radiological Emergency Preparedness
The Japanese Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) co-hosted The Third Reference Group Meeting on Nuclear & Radiological Emergency Preparedness in Fukushima from October 27 to 30, 2014.
The meeting was participated by National Societies from 16 countries, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the IFRC, and they deepened an understanding of the damage from the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, the current situation of the reconstruction and related challenges for nuclear emergency preparedness. Based on that, they discussed the Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response Guidelines.
Red Cross Smile Park
The Japanese Red Cross Society organized and conducted a mobile indoor-playground program “Red Cross Smile Park” in Fukushima. “Smile Park” was aimed at providing opportunities to freely play for children in Fukushima who could not fully play outdoors due to the radiation effects from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident.