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​AMDA Emergency Report #5 – Hokkaido Earthquake Emergency Relief

Publication date:2018-09-18
(11th September report)

On the evening of 9th September, the two AMDA coordinators and AMDA Support Farmers Group* provided curry for the roughly 50 evacuees at Atsumacho Sports Center (an evacuation site in Atsumacho) and about 120 people living in the surrounding area.

On 10th September, the team provided breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same evacuation site. Not just the AMDA team, but some evacuees from the site also helped prepare the meals. Lunch was Pork Miso Soup with rice, and dinner was rice gruel with diced sweet potatoes. They provided roughly 180 portions of each.

That evening, they cleaned up and the AMDA Support Farmers Group left to return to Okayama. The two coordinators, however, remained and conducted a field survey for the medical needs in the affected area on 11th September.

                     Cooking food                      Participating in the medical needs meeting

As of 5:00pm on 11th September, according to a report from the chief of the Crisis Management Section of the Hokkaido General Affairs Department, 41 people have died as a result of this earthquake. Additionally, 1,746 people are evacuating and running water is still widely unavailable.

*The AMDA Support Farmers Group consists mainly of individual farmers who provide food for disaster victims and support agricultural schools. Presently, there are roughly 50 members. They have been conducting activities such as sending rice to an NPO in Sendai City.
    •  Emergency Relief
    •  GPSP Multi-National Medical Mission (Peace Building)
    •  Japan
    •  2018