GPS coordinates: 36.79687 - 42.96181
Sub district: Shariya
Camp population: 16,437 [16 Feb 2017]
School-aged children: 5893
GPS coordinates: 37.0603 - 42.618683
Sub district: Batel
Camp population: 14,762 [16 Feb 2017]
School-aged children: 4,717
It's been 5 months since northern Japan was struck by earthquakes and tsunami on March 11. Over 15,689 have been confirmed dead and still 4,744 are reported missing, and more than 15,000 people have been displaced.
Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) has been providing relief effort to disaster affected areas, our early effort was focused on emergency relief, and responding to the emergency needs of the area, we have now fully shifted our focus to recovery and relief effort. This report describes our activities in July, 2011.
Peace Winds Japan
Three months have elapsed since the great earthquake hit Japan on March 11 and nearly 100,000 people are still living in emergency shelters in the affected prefectures in the Touhoku and Kanto regions. Nevertheless, signs of recovery are beginning to appear including the construction of temporary housing units, the reopening of some stores and fishery activities.
The Retarded Children Center in Erbil provides services to children with disabilities, as well as their families in Erbil and Nineve Governorate. The center was established by their families in January 2003 and is managed by grant of US$400 per month from a regional government authority. The number of members was 1,048 in March 2004.
Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) set up a small clinic in the center to provide physical therapy, work therapy and counseling for Down syndrome and retarded children.
Peace Winds Japan (PWJ)'s emergency relief team in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra Province, has begun delivering critical provisions to survivors in Meulaboh, a city on the west coast of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam Province.
PWJ's emergency relief team divided into two groups to enter Meulaboh by both land and air due to its access difficulties and have begun distributing critical provisions to survivors of last week's disaster. The emergency team has already delivered more than 750 kg.