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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