Jan 31, 2020

Our support activities in Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures

JISP's nurse conducting a health check
JISP's nurse conducting a health check

Since October 2019, JISP has been working to support the communities which were severely affected by Typhoon Hagibis, one of the most powerful tropical storm in several decades. Currently, we are focsing our efforts in supporting Ohsato Town, Miyagi prefecture.  

We are working in partnership with the Heath & Welfare Dept of Ohsato Municipality in conducting various activities to improve physical and psychosocial health of the survivors. 

For instance, JISP provides weekly salon activities for the residents of temporary housing complex, as well as and in the community center of the affected Naka Kasukawa ward, to provide survivors opportunities to socialise, enjoy activities such as cooking, dancing and music events, and to exercise. These activities are designed to improve the physical and psychological health of the survivors, prevent depression or isolation, and to strengthen the community support mechanism. At the same time, our trained Coordinators provide consultations and psychological first aid to the participants, and provide referral via municipal office, if needed. JISP also supports the commnity's more specialised needs by dispatching disaster nursing professionals, as well as clinical psychologists and therapists.

In addition, we have been suporting the evacuees at the city’s evacuation center in Date city, Fukushima prefecture, by providing soup kitchen, mobile café and health check, whist providing psychosocial care, in coordination with the municipal office and social welfare council. Many of the survivors have still been left clueless as to where they can possibly live in future. Therefore, we plan to monitor the vulnerable survivors during their transition period and provide psychosocial support. 

JISP are commited to continuing our support to the Hagibis survivors at least until the end of Dec 2020. Thank you for reading our report and for your continuous support! 

Salon activity in an affected community
Salon activity in an affected community
JISP's coordinator facilitating exercise
JISP's coordinator facilitating exercise
Nov 4, 2019

Activities of our Emergency Response Team

JISP's trained coordinator assessing the needs
JISP's trained coordinator assessing the needs

 

JISP’s Emergency Response Team has been continuing our work in some of the most severely affected areas of Tohoku, mainly in Ohsato town (Miyagi Prefecture), Date city and Kawamata town in Fukushima Prefecture. As the municipal governments, Social Welfare Council and Support Organizations respond to survivor’s urgent needs in coordination, many of the affected communities struggle to urgently establish policies to help recovery of survivor’s lives in a longer term. Our Emergency Team have been repeatedly coordinating with the municipal government offices, Social Welfare Council and other stakeholders in the above areas to provide the most efficient and timely support, whilst valuing coordination. 

JISP has been providing psychological first aid, consultations, as well as physical relief to vulnerable survivors, by dispatching resources trained in physical therapy and psychosocial care to evacuation shelters. We then return their feedbacks to the municipal governments and Social Welfare Council, in order to ensure that the survivor’s needs are addressed. Parallelly, our staff assess the material needs of evacuation shelter and community distribution points, and provide relief materials such as food, hygiene goods, cleaning items based on their requests in a timely manner.

Relief goods distribution in Fukushima
Relief goods distribution in Fukushima
Ohsato town devastated by powerful flooding
Ohsato town devastated by powerful flooding
Nov 27, 2017

Thank you for your support!

Healing Japan
Healing Japan
With your generous support, since March 2015, the Healing Japan program has reached 837 beneficiaries in various locations across the Tohoku region. 
By providing skills and knowledge in psychological coping and resilience, the Healing Japan program has reached to survivors, aid-workers and local professionals affected by the triple disasters of March 2011. 
We would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts to the beneficiaries, volunteers, specialists, and finally, to you - the donors - for making this program a meaningful one. 

Due to financial and Human-Resource reasons, JISP decided to bring the program to a halt. By leveraging our experience in Tohoku, and while maintaing our base of operations in Sendai, Tohoku, JISP continues to work with communities affected by disasters in Kumamoto (Japan), Nepal, and Kenya. 

Thank you for all your support throughout the years, 

JISP team

JISP is a Non-For-Profit, Non-Governmental, humanitarian organization.

JISP envisions a world where communities affected by potentially traumatic events such as disasters have access to high-quality and sustainable Psycho Social services. 
 
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