JFD launched the “Central Headquarters for Disaster Relief for Deaf People in the Great East Japan Earthquake” immediately after the earthquake struck on March 11th, 2011.
Please find information on the affected area and the Central HQ’s relief efforts below.
One year since Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
March 11, 2012 – Fujisaburo Ishino, Chief, Central Headquarters for Disaster Relief
Today marks the first year since the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011. The entire world was shaken by the news of this devastating natural disaster.
The earthquake was so intense that we could barely stand on our feet and the enormous tsunami that followed washed away towns along the northeastern coast, destroying everything and killing thousands of people. Even worse, it triggered the world’s worst nuclear crisis in history. Read the rest of the message…