Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan)

Association for Aid and Relief, Japan(AAR Japan) is a Non-Governmental Organization ( NGO ) aiming to provide emergency assistance, assistance to people with disabilities, and mine action, among other operations. It was established in 1979 as an organization with no political, ideological, or religious affiliation. AAR currently has offices in 10 countries.

New Start

New Start
A new building was constructed for an employment support institution for persons with intellectual disabilities. The original building had been damaged beyond repair by the earthquake (March 12th, 2012 - Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture) (view small | med | large | orig)

Care for the Elderly

Care for the Elderly
Our staff visits a senior care home to deliver blankets. AAR JAPAN supported the repair of this facility which had been badly damaged by the tsunami. (March 1st, 2012 - Rikuzen-takata City, Iwate Prefecture) (view small | med | large | orig)

Repairing Tsunami Damages

Repairing Tsunami Damages
Construction workers replace the sewer at a senior care home. (March 8th, 2012 - Rikuzen-takata City, Iwate Prefecture) (view small | med | large | orig)

Relaxation

Relaxation
Massage and stretching sessions are provided by professional physiotherapists and occupational therapists who also offer advice on rehabilitation exercises. (March 17th, 2012 - Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture) (view small | med | large | orig)

Community Events

Community Events
Community events are an excellent opportunity to bring disaster survivors of all ages together. This picture shows the audience of a mini-concert at a temporary housing complex. After listening to the musicians during the first half of the concert, in the second half the audience enjoyed singing popular folk songs together. (April 29th, 2012 - Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture) (view small | med | large | orig)

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