On Friday, 11.03.2011, a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 8,9 hit the coasts of Japan causing an enormous Tsunami. Since then the Japanese Red Cross has continuously been in action with 86 emergency relief teams. There are around 600 medical specialists working on-site in the disaster area to rescue and free survivors buried under the rubble and providing medical care for injured people.
Task forces report of victims, that almost drowned and had to swallow big amounts of water, which may lead to lung infections. Furthermore many people have suffered different extent of burns or smoke poisoning due to the many fires.
The Japanese Red Cross is additionally providing for people who had to evacuate to the emergency camps and the assembly points. In the much-affected coastal city of Sendai alone there are 200 emergency shelters, where the Tsunami victims are provided with sleeping facilities, food and psycho-social care. The Japanese Red Cross furthermore has a medical team on stand-by for the care of the radiation victims in Nagasaki.
Current information on the Red Cross Initiative in Japan can be found on http://DRK.de/japan.
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