Right after the disaster a convoy organized by CARE Japan drove to the city of Kamaishi inIwate prefecture, one of the most hit areas, and handed relief items such as toilet paper, water, face masks, sanitary tissues, biscuits, fruits and small portions of rice to the local government which is coordinating the emergency response. A CARE International emergency team has been deployed Japan to assist CARE Japan with the emergency response. They identified that housing, livelihoods, education, and the emotional trauma of such an event will be major issues that need to be addressed in the medium and long-term. Large numbers of the population in the affected areas were elderly, many of them women, and they are especially vulnerable.Find out more about Care Canada's in Japan
Japan Earthquake 2011
Population affected:300,000 +
Funds raised:1.5 million
Beginning of the appealMarch 11, 2011
In the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, relief from international aid agencies across the globe was organized to help the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the humanitarian crisis. In Canada, the Humanitarian Coalition supported relief efforts by fundraising through its donor program and distributing these directly to its Canadian aid agency members in Japan.
With our member agencies' experience in humanitarian response and the dedication of our Japanese partners working in close coordination with government authorities, the efforts of the Humanitarian Coalition helped reach hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors, helping them to cope with the challenges posed by cold, aftershocks, and fears of a worsening situation at a nearby nuclear power plant.
To learn more about the work done by members of the Humanitarian Coalition and its partners in Japan, please click here.