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AMDA Emergency Relief #11: The Noto Peninsula Earthquake, Japan

Publication date:2024-01-23
On the morning of 22 January, AMDA’s eighth relief team left for the quake-hit city of Wajima in Ishikawa Prefecture. 

The eighth team is made up of two groups of aid workers. This means the personnel from AMDA Headquarters in Okayama (one doctor, one nurse, and one coordinator) will later be joined by two nurses in Kanazawa, Ishikawa’s prefectural capital, before arriving in Wajima the next day.

As of 21 January, a total of 457 people have been taking shelter at Wajima Junior High School, an evacuation shelter where AMDA has been carrying out relief work for the past few weeks.

Currently, the school has finished setting up half of the cardboard beds at an all-weather school ground where part of evacuees have been taking shelter. Those who have already received the beds are now giving a helping hand to set up the beds for others. 
Meanwhile, Japan Self-Defence Forces have been providing assistance on the ground such as bathing services and music performances to comfort the quake victims enduring the difficult circumstances.

On a side note, another medical team from Suwa Central Hospital (AMDA’s disaster relief partner) is expected to join AMDA's advance team on 23 January.

AMDA has so far dispatched a total of 32 aid workers to Wajima. 
    •  Japan
    •  2024
    •  ER & Reconstruction