Oxfam is a world-wide development organization
that mobilizes the power of people against poverty.

3.11 Three years on Tohoku earthquake and Tsunami

The devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the north-eastern part of Japan on 11 March 2011 caused the loss of more than 15,000 lives and several hundred thousand people were left homeless. Central and local authorities, businesses and NGOs are beefing up efforts to transfer survivors from shelters to temporary housing and to reconstruct all towns, villages and people's lives.

Oxfam Japan has been responding by providing a variety of supports to the people in the affected area which includes providing necessary items and advocating vulnerable people's needs to the central and local governments since right after the earthquake. We could not do any work without donations and cooperation from all of you around the world. We also appreciate our partner organisations.

Oxfam's activities in the last three years, for example;
- Distribution of hygiene items
- Production and supply of multilingual radio programmes
- Personal assistance to evacuated mothers with children from Fukushima to Tokyo
- Personal support to gender based violence survivors
More details are available below.
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Oxfam Japan is currently holding the exhibition with the partner organisation/in Tokyo (Marunouchi).
3月4日(火)〜16日(日):女性たちの写真と声が伝える東日本大震災 (Photo Voice exhibition and talk session from women affected by the disaster: in Japanese)

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For non-Japanese speakers, there will be a charity party on 11th March at a pub THE ALDGATE bub in Shibuya. A part of the revenue is going to be donated to Oxfam Japan to help Tohoku reconstruction.

We are expecting your participation to the exhibition and the charity party to share our work with our partner organisation and people in the affected area. We appreciate your kind support for our activities in Tohoku and hope you could join those events to see what people have worked so far for Tohoku reconstruction.
We will provide information on our activities through our website and mail-magazine. We really appreciate your warm support for Oxfam Japan, and we would look forward to your continuous supports.

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For Oxfam Japan's activities related to the Tohoku disaster from 2011, please see here.