A month after Japan was hit by the biggest earthquake in its history, the country is trying to rebuild. Progress is being made, but there’s still a long way to go, explains Oxfam Japan’s Akiko Mera.
In response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami, Oxfam Japan is appealing for public donations for two partner organizations, one that is assisting mothers and babies and the other providing information to non-Japanese speakers living in Japan.
A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan on Friday 11 March causing a major tsunami in the Pacific. Oxfam are currently monitoring the unfolding disaster, and are ready to respond if needed.
In late October 2010, Indonesia was struck by a trio of disasters. An earthquake and resulting tsunami in Sumatra killed at least 272 people and displaced more than 500. The eruption of Mt Merapi, one of the most active volcanos in the world, has displaced nearly 70,000 people in Java.