Earthquake and Tsunami Operations Update n° 6

Situation Report
Originally published


Period covered by this Operations Update: 5 September – 17 November 2011


Operations Update No. 6 captures the activities of the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (GEJET) over the past six weeks.

  • Given the significant increase of donations from the sister societies, JRCS has revised its recovery Plan of Action (PoA) from JPY 30 billion (USD 389 million)1 agreed during the partnership meeting in Tokyo on 9 May to a plan with a budget of JPY 53 billion (USD 688 million). The recovery projects have hence expanded accordingly.

  • JRCS has been designated the focal point for cash donations in Japan and JPY 304 billion (USD 4 billion) has been transferred to 15 prefectures from JRCS to assist disaster survivors with cash grants.

  • JRCS has distributed 119,609 appliance sets to displaced families in the temporary housing across the nation.

  • To date, 845 medical teams and 80,274 volunteers have been mobilized by JRCS to support the survivors.

  • From 31 October to 2 November, 25 participants from 14 organizations: sister societies, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescents (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the European Union (EU) gathered for a monitoring meeting held at the JRCS headquarters and followed by a field trip to Iwate.