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AMDA Emergency Relief #8: The Noto Peninsula Earthquake, Japan

Publication date:2024-01-13
As of 12 January, AMDA’s two doctors, one nurse, one pharmacist, and two coordinators have been providing medical assistance at Wajima Junior High School, an evacuation shelter in the quake-hit city of Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture. 

From what used to be 566 people on the previous day, the number of evacuees at the school has decreased to around 550. 21 out of the 35 patients the team saw that day were suffering from infections. The AMDA team has been keeping the medical records of every patient since 8 January.

On the late evening of 11 January, relief supplies including 400 sleeping bags, 500 pairs of underwear, 100 packs of instant curry, and 100 lanterns were donated to the school.
The goods were delivered by Mayor Soichi Kataoka of Soja City in Okayama Prefecture and Ken Noguchi, a renowned Japanese mountaineer who also runs Peak Aid, an NGO active in environmental work and international cooperation. They kindly provided 10 additional sleeping bags to be used by the AMDA team as well.
Likewise, medicines were donated by the medical department of Japan Junior Chamber, Inc.
On 14 January, AMDA will be dispatching the fifth relief team that consists of one doctor, two nurses, one pharmacist, and one coordinator.
    •  Japan
    •  2024