Aid Worker Diaries: "I was struck by the strength and resilience of the people in Ishinomaki"

On 11 March 2011, Japan experienced one of the worst natural disasters in its history. The Great East Japan Earthquake claimed nearly 16,000 lives and destroyed some 128,000 homes and buildings. More than 3,200 people are still missing.

In the hours following the disaster, a joint OCHA/UN Disaster Assessment Coordination (UNDAC) team was dispatched to Japan. The team helped the Government manage offers of humanitarian assistance, assisted in search and rescue efforts, and reported on the humanitarian needs.

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