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    Mobilizing people around the world
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Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Aid Report
Mobilizing people around the world
who desire to help


February 8th 2012. Visiting school and Red Cross Smile Park in Fukushima City.
(c) Patrick Wack

Recovery Programmes for People Affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
   The Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011 caused an enormous damage to the affected areas. Since the earthquake occurred, a huge amount of donation has been sent to the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) through the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world (hereinafter referred to “international donation”). The total amount exceeded $1,001 million (as of January 31, 2014). The JRCS had never conducted such a large-scale support project for affected people with such a large amount of donation. Therefore, the recovery programmes were started with no clear policy or strategy at first, but as needs were investigated in the affected areas, basic policies were set, and the purpose and significance of each programme was clarified.


   The programmes introduced here are some of the recovery programmes conducted for people of Fukushima who have been forced to evacuate for a prolonged period due to the effects from the TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident as well as the earthquake and tsunami.


Schedule of the Recovery Programmes

List of the Recovery Programmes


Category Purpose Programme examples
Contribute to rebuilding a basis for living by providing necessary support for the affected people to regain their normal lives and revive their communities.   ・  Provision of electric household
    appliances sets

  ・  Measures to deal with the cold of
    winter of temporary housing

  ・  Provision of equipment for meeting
    rooms in temporary housing

  ・  Support for community bus

  ・  Measures to deal with the heat of

  ・  Support for construction of
    community center

  ・  Health consultation for people
    evacuated from Namie

  ・  Support for construction of fishing
  Social welfare
Contribute to rebuilding a social welfare infrastructure by helping lost social welfare services to be recovered so that elderly people and physically challenged people can live with reassurance.   ・  Provision of nursing beds
  ・  Provision of equipment to group

  ・  Provision of welfare vans
  ・  Support for construction of public
    housing for elderly people

  ・  Support for construction of public
    housing for affected people
Contribute to rebuilding an educational environment for children who will lead the next generation by providing equipment, space and reassurance which were lost at their schools.   ・  Support for construction of
    temporary gymnasium

  ・  Support for construction of
    child care centers

  ・  Provision of soccer jerseys
  ・  Provision of cooking implements
    for school kitchens

  ・  Provision of equipment for
    computer education

  ・  Support for school bus operations
  ・  Mobile cinema
  ・  Organizing mobile indoor-
    playgrounds “Smile Park”

  ・  Organizing summer camps
  ・  Support for provision of indoor

  ・  Support for provision of outdoor
    play equipment
Contribute to rebuilding a medical care basis to protect lives and health for people in the affected area by providing support to recover a cooperation system for community medical care and strengthen disaster preparedness.   ・  Inoculation of anti-pneumonia
    vaccine for the elderly people

  ・  Provision of whole-body counters
  ・  Provision of medical equipment to
    Fukushima Medical University Hospital

  ・  Provision of food radiation measuring
Strengthen the JRCS disaster preparedness for possible future disasters.   ・  Strengthening the JRCS disaster

  ・  Support for provision of materialsand
    and storage space for disaster