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Three years after the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and radiation disaster, AmeriCares is helping communities bridge the gap between the disaster and a healthy future.
Our $8.6 million in aid to Japan to date includes shipments of emergency aid in the immediate aftermath, and project support to restore health services, rebuild communities and create lasting security for the elderly and people with disabilities.
Photo by Ramona Bajema
We are focused on helping families and local groups deal with the stress of displacement and the trauma of loss. Since the March 2011 disaster, we have worked with 77 local organizations, committing to $7.9 million in projects that have helped an estimated 94,000 survivors, including.
Today, our Japan team remains firmly on the ground with an office in Sendai and a plan of action to fill crucial healthcare gaps and help Japan build a stronger, healthier future. Moving forward, we continue to address the needs of survivors, by:
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