Japan / Earthquake and tsunami-2

Japanese Red Cross has set up disaster response department immediately after Japan EQ which occurred at 14:46 March 11, and dispatched staff members to local branches including Miyagi Prefecture where most severely damaged area. Also 230 emergency medical response units with more than 1,000 staffs throughout Japan have worked in Miyagi, Iwate, Fukushima prefecture to support affected people.

A doctor of JRC medical response unit is waiting for a patient who is emergently carried on the helicopter of SDF. (11/03/15)

A JRC nurse is asking a patient her condition. (11/03/12)

For some of the youngest patients, who may be particularly vulnerable, special care must be provided, however warm skin and a kind voice, together with a watchful eye can go a long way to ensure a speedy recovery.(11/03/13)

Patients are carried in one after another. JRCS medical staffs are providing first-aid treatment. (11/03/14)

How awful! A girl expresses her unrest. (11/03/15)

Numerous numbers of injuries have being carried even at night.11/03/15)

An emergency response unit of JRC Wakayama Prefecture in western Japan visits Miyako 2nd Junior-high School, one of shelters in Iwate Prefecture for clinical services. (11/03/13)

A considerable number of patients from affected area must wait for treatment on the floor of outpatient section in a JRC hospital.(11/03/14)

Medical service team from Hyogo prefecture, heavily damaged region by a big earthquake in 1995, works in a mobile clinic. (11/03/14)

JRCS relief staffs meeting in affected area (11/03/15)

Every JRC Hospital has disaster response guideline. In addition, simulator training in advance helps us fully to overcome big challenges. (11/03/15)

A girl is in state of sorrow….(11/03/12)

Emergency support package helps evacuated people. It includes handy torch, radio etc.(11/03/18)

On the way to the Takada High school in Iwate Prefecture, Morioka Red Cross Hospital mobile clinic team. (11/03/16)

Relief Team is carrying a patient who arrived by helicopter. (11/03/14)

The Japanese Red Cross Society has been airlifting patients to Ishinomaki Red Cross hospital in Miyagi Prefecture (11/03/13)

A very cold night, patients are waiting for his treatment outside of a mobile clinic in front of Miyagi Prefecture Government. JRCS staffs interview his condition in advance. (11/03/14)

JRC mobile clinic provide necessary support to victims accommodated in Miyagi Prefecture Government Building. (11/03/14)

A care taker interviews a patient. (11/03/13)

At the hospital, every available space is being used, providing areas for people to sleep, receive treatment, support relatives, and more. The staff and volunteers of the Japanese Red Cross Society are working around the clock to provide all assistance needed.(11/03/13)

Many of those brought to the hospital for treatment are elderly people, who require specialist care. The Japanese Red Cross Society has medical teams ready to care for all those who require medical assistance. (11/03/13)

Every available space throughout the hospital is being used to cater and care for those in need of medical assistance. (11/03/13)

In the period unable to use elevators due to power cut. Volunteer staffs support patients to go up and down.(11/03/14)

Recording correct data is one of the most important parts in relief activity. (11/03/13)

Those who have suffered near drowning are wrapped in blankets and then plastic sheeting to keep them both warm and dry before being transported to Ishinomaki Red Cross hospital for treatment. (11/03/13)

Nationwide domestic emergency response units were quickly deployed. These teams set up temporary medical cure station immediately. (11/03/12)

Ishinomaki JRC hospital in Miyagi prefecture is covered by snow. (11/03/17)

A convenience store has damaged by tsunami severely. (11/03/15)

Ishinomaki city center in Miyagi Prefecture were drowned by tsunami.(11/03/12)

JRCS President Konoe (left) in the most devastated town called Otsuchi in Iwate prefecture.(11/03/14)

Otsuchi Town suffered devastated damage from Tsunami. (11/03/14)

A survivor found his family photo album out of the debris. (11/03/14)

Japanese Self‐Defense Forces relieved people in isolated. (11/03/13)

Japanese Self‐Defense Forces develops rescue work on lifeboats. (11/03/13) 

More than 100 thousand sheets of blanket have been sent to affected region. (11/03/12)

More than 100 thousand sheets of blanket have been sent to affected region. (11/03/12)

Blankets supported by JRC. (11/03/12)

The Japanese Red Cross Society continue to provide assistance to those who have been evacuated from the disaster zone.(11/03/12)

Those evacuated from the affected regions were offered shelter, as well as food and water where needed. Providing information on the ongoing events was one of the key roles fulfilled by the Japanese Red Cross Society. (11/03/12)

JRC Miyagi Branch also suffered severe damage. (11/03/11)

Relief teams and Branch members held a coordination meeting in JRC Miyagi prefecture branch. (11/03/14)

JRC President Konoe gives a press conference in Miyagi prefecture Government. (11/03/13)