Japan was devastated an earthquake, tsunami and explosions at nuclear power plants. Save the Children is providing disaster relief for children and families, including child-friendly spaces.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Japan is in a state of emergency. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Japan on March 11, 2011, triggering a deadly tsunami. At the Fukushima nuclear plant, the quake caused massive explosions which threaten surrounding communities. An estimated 100,000 children have been displaced from their homes. Many children in Japan are scared and lonely - not knowing if they will ever again be safe at home.
How will this project solve this problem?
Save the Children's relief efforts in Japan include specially equipped child-friendly spaces where kids can play, and express their feelings about what they endured, under the supervision of caring, trained adults.
Potential Long Term Impact
During emergencies in the past, we’ve helped children feel safe and secure. Working along side their community, we can provide children and families in Japan with the support they need to feel that some day soon, things will get better.
Total Funding Received to Date: $101,292
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $101,292 . The original project funding goal was $75,000.