March 18, 2011

Photos of Sendai, Japan

Following the devastating 8.9 earthquake, the most powerful to hit Japan in more than 100 years and the subsequent tsunami that followed, JDC quickly reached out to the Japanese Jewish Community in Tokyo. In partnership with the Community, JDC is distributing emergency supplies, including food and hygiene products, to victims of the disaster through JEN, a local Japanese NGO currently operating in the Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures—the areas hardest hit by the tsunami.

Below are two photos from the ground of our work with JEN. They were taken at Takasago Middle School in Sendai where 1,200 people were evacuated.

Both photos are courtesy of JEN. 

The black marks on the wall show the point where the tsunami waters reached.

In addition to our partnership with JEN, JDC is now working with the Afya Foundation and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan's international aid and development arm, to provide a critically needed water shipment and other emergency relief supplies to people on the ground.  JDC previously partnered with the Afya Foundation in Haiti.

JDC is also funding food and water bottle distribution through Chabad's bakery in Sendai.

To Make a Contribution:


By Phone: 212-687-6200

By Mail:  check payable to
JDC Japan/Pacific Disaster Relief
P O Box 4124
New York, NY 10163

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