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.

Breaking isolation

Breaking isolation
Community events give the opportunity to overcome isolation and strengthen social networks. When we plan the events, we make sure everyone feels welcomed to participate: families with children just as much as residents who live alone or elderly residents who often feel left out. The events feature such components as concerts, activities related to seasonal festivities, massages and light exercise sessions provided by physiotherapists, to name only a few. (Picture: Concert at temporary housing complex in Soma City, Fukushima - April 29th, 2012) (view small | med | large | orig)

Playgrounds for temporary housing complexes

Playgrounds for temporary housing complexes
Many times, temporary housing complexes are not equipped for children to play outdoor. In low radiation areas, AAR JAPAN is setting up playgrounds at temporary housing complexes so that children can play outdoor. (Picture: Temporary housing complex in Soma City, Fukushima - April 6th, 2012) (view small | med | large | orig)

Working in the temporary fish market.

Working in the temporary fish market.
Photo from Progress Report 'GlobalGiving visits AAR in Japan' (view small | med | large | orig)

The surrounding area was destroyed by the tsunami.

The surrounding area was destroyed by the tsunami.
Photo from Progress Report 'GlobalGiving visits AAR in Japan' (view small | med | large | orig)

The "container mall" built by AAR.

The "container mall" built by AAR.
Photo from Progress Report 'GlobalGiving visits AAR in Japan' (view small | med | large | orig)
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