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Jun 20, 2014

Monthly Report vol.36

Thank you for your continuous support for Civic Force.

Exactly, three years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011.

We would like to offer our deepest sympathy to all victims.

There is still a long way to go before the disaster areas will fully recover.  The longer the reconstruction takes, the rate at which people can put their lives back in order will differ for each disaster victim. For a short time after the disaster, all the victims were at the same stage of recovery, living in evacuation centers or temporary housings. However, after three years have passed, evacuees are taking different paths; some people have left town and begun new lives; some have remained and rebuilt their houses; and some have no choice but to remain in temporary houses because they have no prospect for rebuilding.  The reconstruction aid activities are becoming more complex.

Civic Force, based in Miyagi Prefecture, mostly helped in rebuilding local communities and providing back up for reconstruction activities. For Fukushima residents, we implemented various aid activities, such as providing mental-health care for disaster victims, sheltering stranded dogs, assisting relocation services, and so on. Going forward, we will work to maximize our experiences and networks in further strengthening our aid activities in Fukushima Prefecture, where reconstruction tends to show slow progress.

Reconstruction activities in disaster areas, including Fukushima, are still in their early stages. We ask you for your undivided support to help people who never lose their hope and do their best to conquer various difficulties.

This Monthly Report Vol.36 presents: ‘A review of the affected areas’, ‘Two groups from Kesennuma City attend a reconstruction event in France, ‘Aid for Typhoon Affected Areas in Central Philippines’, and ‘Supporting the strengthening of Sri Lanka’s Disaster risk reduction capacity.’

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Jun 20, 2014

Monthly Report vol.35

Thank you for your continuous support for Civic Force.

Two years and eleven months have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011.While infrastructure has been improved and the reconstruction effort has become visible in the disaster affected areas, roughly 270,000 people have evacuated or moved to temporary housings or houses of relatives or acquaintances across the country as of the end of January, 2014 (source: Cabinet Office).Many disaster victims are now concerned about rebuilding of their houses, which were damaged by the tsunami, and about how to use the devastated lands along the coastline. Inthe Osawa District of Karakuwa Town in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, where Civic Force has supported collective relocation since October 2011, .the “Osawa District Association for Promoting the Collective Relocation Project” organized a visit to the candidate site for the community center and the residents have been discussing the new town development with specialists.

In this Monthly Report Vol.35, we will highlight the NPO Partner Projects which have been responding to the changing needs of affected areas. We will also report on the activities of the international organization, “Asia Pacific Alliance,” which we have been operating concurrently with the support projects in Tohoku. We ask for your undivided support, not only for Civic Force but also for the numerous people involved who are working together to reconstruct the disaster-hit regions.

 


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Jun 4, 2014

Monthly Report vol.34

Two years and ten months after the Great East Japan Earthquake


Thank you for your continuous support for Civic Force.
Tomorrow marks two years and ten months since the Great East Japan Earthquake.
People in the coastal areas of Tohoku region, which were severely damaged by the earthquake and tsunami, started the third New Year since the disaster. How was the year 2013 for the people of Tohoku on their way to recovery?
Civic Force has been supporting reconstruction of disaster-affected areas since immediately after the earthquake disaster. Last year we started a full-scale operation of the Mid- to Long-Term Reconstruction Project, which consists of five pillars. Utilizing the networks we have built, we have been supporting independent activities that aim for local revitalization.
In this first Monthly Report of 2014, we will report our support activities in Tohoku and our emergency relief activities in the Philippines, which was hit by a typhoon in November, 2013. In 2014, we will continue our support activities for reconstruction of Tohoku and will strengthen our cooperation in Asia as a member of the “Asia Pacific Alliance,” an international cooperation organization.
We ask for your undivided support, not only for Civic Force but also for the numerous people involved who are working together to reconstruct the disaster-hit region.

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