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Four years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami - Yamada

2 Mar 2015, Japanese Red Cross Society

'This school is really a vital part of the social services here in Yamada town,' says Atsushi Okawa, a 34 year old fisherman, who spends most of his day at sea while his 5 year old boy is entrusted to the staff at the school. Over two years ago, the Japanese Red Cross Society stepped in and supported the rebuilding of the school...


National Platform

Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Earthquake* 1995 541,636
Flood 2000 360,110
Storm 2005 270,140
Storm 2004 180,050
Storm 2000 180,041
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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