Earthquake and Tsunami Operations Update n° 1

Situation Report
Originally published


Period covered by this Operations Update: 29 March – 12 April 2011 * This is the first Operations Update Report issued by JRCS; IFRC has previously issued 5 Information Bulletins covering the period from 11 to 28 March 2011 and are available on the IFRC Website.

Although the focus during the first month has been on emergency healthcare and emergency relief distributions, in the coming weeks, the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) will continue to place greater emphasis on early recovery and restoration of social welfare services A committee established to distribute the donations--comprising a number of major fundraising organizations, including the JRCS and prefecture governments of 15 disaster-affected prefectures--announced April 8, 2011 how the first 50 billion Yen (US$ 600 million) in Japanese donations would be used.