Since the day the Great East JapanEarthquake hit the Tohoku region on March 11th, 2011, Japan Platform(JPF) has been engaging in relief activities by extending funds to JPF member NPOS and other local non-member NPOs operating projects.
In 2013, two years after the calamity, under the direction of thecentral government, the affected towns and villages are currently working onlocal remodeling plan, including leveling of Tsunami-soaked land,infrastructure econstruction and official designation of residential areas outside of possible Tsunami coverage in future. While the speed of progress varies by areas, whether along the coastal line, in the mountains, or close tothe nuclear plant, and whether municipal government has sufficient manpower ornot, the speed of the recovery is generally slower than we expected: as of December 2012, only 44% of debris in afflicted area has been cleared; 27% of construction of public restoration housing has started; and 26% of bank and coastal counter-plan has been presented.
In order to rehabilitate the areas and the people, the next phasecalls for careful support programs based on individual needs of the victims which vary in areas, ages, family make-ups, occupations and health conditions. Moreover, local needs continuously change as time passes. In March 2013, JPF extended its project operation period from original three years (2010-2013) to five years (2010-2015). In the coming three years, JPF shall continue to carry out the project with four goals: 1) to fill the needs of the areas and the victims where public service cannot reach; 2) to strengthen the capacity of local NPOs; 3) to link and coordinate the stakeholders for synergy effects; and
4) to construct disaster response architecture for future use.
Donation Recieved (March 11th, 2011March 31st, 2013):7,006,873,232yen (Fiscal Year 2012: 170,880,369yen)
Funded Released (March 11th, 2011 March 31st, 2013)
Member NPOs: 4,536,549,617yen (Fiscal Year 2012: 89,641,210yen 8 projects)
”Stand by Together” Fund: 699,260,250yen (Fiscal Year 2012: 324,337,583yen 118 projects)
JPF project: 269,019,908yen (Fiscal Year 2012:127,558,408yen)
Number of funded projects soted into 4 sectors.
1. Safetynet: such as emotional care (34 projects)
2. Livelihood/ Job Support : such as small-scale business (17 projects)
3. Community Development : such as local paper and seasonal events (55 projects)
4. Coordination Support : such as linking and coordinating local NPOs in the field (13 projects)
Temporary housing in Iwate