Operations Update No. 7 captures the activities of the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (GEJET) over the past ten weeks.
Given the significant increase of donations from the sister societies over the past few months, the JRCS.s recovery Plan of Action (PoA), with a budget of JPY 53 billion (USD 688 million) has been expanded accordingly.
A donation at the amount of JPY 40 billion (USD 520 million) was made by the State of Kuwait through provision of 5 million barrels of crude oil.
JRCS has been designated the focal point for cash donations in Japan and JPY 304 billion (USD 4.5 billion) has been transferred to 15 prefectures from JRCS to assist disaster survivors with cash grants.
JRCS has distributed 126,504 appliance sets to displaced families in temporary housing across the nation.
896 medical teams (excluding those attending in Fukushima) and 161,876 volunteers were mobilized by JRCS to support the survivors from the onset of the disaster.
With continued anxiety over fears of radiation exposure, JRCS has been further extending its support to the people of Fukushima through both ¡§soft¡¨ and ¡§hard¡¨ support.