Building Resilience in Japan

$163,281 $36,719
Raised Remaining
Mar 11, 2013

Two Years Since The Earthquake and Tsunami

International Medical Corps’ work in Japan continues.

  • International Medical Corps is prioritizing support for Fukushima’s evacuee-children. Through partner IVY, we are supporting the first day care center for children of displaced families. The majority of IVY caretakers are themselves evacuee-mothers from Fukushima. We also worked with Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR) to install playground equipment for the Gangoya Temporary Housing Complex, which is home to 264 families.
  • One major area of need identified by local organizations was the lack of places where displaced residents could go to alleviate feelings of anxiety and loneliness. International Medical Corps is supporting partners JVC, Shapla Neer and The People to run community spaces throughout Fukushima Prefecture where evacuees can meet other evacuees, receive psychological support and critical information about available resources, and take part in recreational workshops and activities.

On March 11thGlobal Giving is matching donations to International Medical Corps’ Japan programming two-to-one! Your generous donation will be tripled, providing three times the impact and three times the results in regions of Japan still recovering from the earthquake and tsunami.

Your gift will build community centers and daycares, providing key meeting areas for affected populations that need places for support. Your gift will also support long-term disaster preparedness planning throughout Japan, bringing together the Japanese government, local Japanese organizations, and international non-governmental organizations for an integrated, holistic approach to preparing for the next disaster.

Your dollars make a difference, especially on March 11th. Please donate and help Japan’s recovery.


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Erica Tavares

Director, Resource Development
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