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AMDA Emergency Relief #2: The Noto Peninsula Earthquake, Japan

Publication date:2024-01-04
AMDA has been carrying out relief work in response to the earthquake that struck Japan’s Noto Peninsula on the western coast on 1 January. The updates are as follows:
At 19:30 on 2 January, the AMDA team arrived at the Ishikawa Prefectural Government’s health-and-welfare coordination headquarters that was set up to handle medical-related matters for this quake disaster. 

On 3 January, after taking part in the briefing session at the aforementioned headquarters, the team left for the Noto General Hospital, the medical-relief hub on the peninsula. Although the team had to make a detour due to road blockades, the team arrived at Wajima Hospital on the Peninsula in Wajima, also in Ishikawa Prefecture, at around 17:30. Upon arrival, AMDA’s relief team assessed the situation on the ground.

Today (4 January), the team is expected to decide the target activity location in the city of Wajima based on the information concerning local evacuation shelters. In the afternoon, the team will be joined by one doctor, one nurse, and one coordinator from Suwa Central Hospital in Nagano Prefecture, one of AMDA’s partner institutions.
    •  Japan
    •  2024
    •  ER & Reconstruction