Almost two years have passed since the devastating 9.0-earthquake struck Japan, initiating a massive tsunami and subsequent radiation crisis. International Medical Corps, on the ground within 48 hours, provided immediate assistance to at-risk populations and the government. As the focus on Japan today has shifted from emergency to recovery, International Medical Corps continues to provide vital support for community-based local partners. Our work in Japan will continue to evolve with local partners to address ongoing humanitarian needs and help communities rebuild – making them more resilient . Over the next year, International Medical Corps will continue to support recovery efforts of local partners, including creating several much-needed community spaces inFukushima where evacuees can access recreational workshops, counseling, and information on assistance programs.
International Medical Corps, with the Japanese government and other international NGOs, will also be collaborating on a long-term Disaster Preparedness Initiative that will focus on building capacity of local community-based organizations to respond to future disasters – preparing for an even faster response and helping to save lives in the future.
Thank you for your continued support of our Japan programs and of International Medical Corps. You make our work possible.
P.S. Mark your calendars – Global Giving will be matching donations to our Japan projects between March 1 and March 15th, dollar for dollar. This doubles the impact of your investment in Japan’s future!
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Director, Resource Development