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.

Student at Huck's House (Iwate Pref., 31 Jan 2012)

Student at Huck's House (Iwate Pref., 31 Jan 2012)
Photo from Progress Report 'Rebuilding Workplaces for Persons with Disabilities' (view small | med | large | orig)

Baker Kiichi SHOJIGAMI (Huck's House, Iwate Pref.)

Baker Kiichi SHOJIGAMI (Huck's House, Iwate Pref.)
Photo from Progress Report 'Rebuilding Workplaces for Persons with Disabilities' (view small | med | large | orig)

New bakery building (Iwate Pref., 20 Jan 2012)

New bakery building (Iwate Pref., 20 Jan 2012)
Photo from Progress Report 'Rebuilding Workplaces for Persons with Disabilities' (view small | med | large | orig)

For a life without fear

For a life without fear
Ever since the magnitude 9 earthquake on March 11, 2011, aftershocks and smaller earthquakes are occurring frequently in the disaster regions, sometimes even triggering power outages. For persons with disabilities who depend on artificial ventilation equipment and other medical devices, these power outages can be a life-threatening danger. AAR JAPAN is providing portable power generators to individual households and welfare facilities, so that the affected persons and their families don't have to live in constant fear of power outages. (Picture: Delivery of power generators to a hospital in Iwaki City, Fukushima - March 26th, 2012) (view small | med | large | orig)

Care for body and mind

Care for body and mind
Life in the narrow rooms of temporary housing units often impacts the physical wellbeing of the evacuees. Numbness in the limbs, pain in the joints, muscle knots, poor blood circulation and weak muscles are common. Physiotherapists and occupational therapists can provide massages and offer guidance on exercises and streching to help improve the physical condition of the temporary housing residents. (Picture: Soma City, Fukushima - April 29th, 2012) (view small | med | large | orig)

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