Past operations

Earthquake and tsunami in Japan

Two years on from the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami, thousands of survivors have benefited from a variety of programmes carried out by the Japanese Red Cross Society ranging from caring for the psychosocial needs of the elderly to the reconstruction of major hospitals. In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, Japanese Red Cross medical teams deployed from their network of hospitals...

Indian Ocean tsunami

On December 26, 2004, a 9.1 magnitude earthquake off the northern coast of Sumatra triggered a devastating tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean, killing 226,000 people and causing widespread devastation across coastal areas of 14 countries. Many survivors escaped with their lives but little else.  Millions lost their homes, their belongings and their livelihoods. The disaster was one of the...

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