Earthquake Archive

  • It’s pouring with rain, but as far as I can see that doesn’t seem to dampen the fun taking place under the canopies in the car park of the temporary shelter settlement.

    Japan: Volunteers show the value of fun for both young and old

    It’s pouring with rain, but as far as I can see that doesn’t seem to dampen the fun taking place under the canopies in the car park of the temporary shelter settlement.

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  • They’re chopping leeks and ginger and bitter gourd, then washing noodles and deep-frying vegetables in batter to make some of the most appetising tempura I’ve seen. You wouldn’t think from the gusto with which these women are setting about their task, that there’s a cloud of fear hanging over everything that comes out of the ground here.

    Japan: People and produce bound together?

    They’re chopping leeks and ginger and bitter gourd, then washing noodles and deep-frying vegetables in batter to make some of the most appetising tempura I’ve seen. You wouldn’t think from the gusto with which these women are setting about their task, that there’s a cloud of fear hanging over everything that comes out of the ground here.

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  • Japan: Memories and an uncertain future

    Mrs Yamada lights a short stick of incense and plants it in a bowl in front of the photograph of her late husband and the stone spirit tablet, which is Japanese people’s traditional way of remembering the dead.

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  • This video shows the Japanese Red Cross response to the most powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11th.

    Japanese Red Cross response to the earthquake and tsunami

    This video shows the Japanese Red Cross response to the most powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11th.

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  • This video is from Nan Buzard, American Red Cross senior director of international response and programs, who just returned from a week long mission in Japan where she helped assess the humanitarian needs and advised the Japanese Red Cross on longer-term recovery plans.

    American Red Cross Advisor returns from Japan

    This video is from Nan Buzard, American Red Cross senior director of international response and programs, who just returned from a week long mission in Japan where she helped assess the humanitarian needs and advised the Japanese Red Cross on longer-term recovery plans.

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  • "Have you heard what happened to Japan" seem to be the common phrase of the day. This phrase is quite common when a natural disaster occurs. "Did you hear about Katrina", "did you hear about Indonesia", "did you hear about Haiti".

    Did you hear…

    "Have you heard what happened to Japan" seem to be the common phrase of the day. This phrase is quite common when a natural disaster occurs. "Did you hear about Katrina", "did you hear about Indonesia", "did you hear about Haiti".

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  • The New Zealand Red Cross responded immediately after the earthquake, providing first aid assistance and distributing blankets and water to the affected population, who are housed in evacuation shelters across the city.  1800 blankets, 2000 water containers and 200 tents have been dispatched from Auckland and the Red Cross is also helping people reach their loved ones through its restoring family links service

    New Zealand Red Cross response to Canterbury earthquake

    The New Zealand Red Cross responded immediately after the earthquake, providing first aid assistance and distributing blankets and water to the affected population, who are housed in evacuation shelters across the city. 1800 blankets, 2000 water containers and 200 tents have been dispatched from Auckland and the Red Cross is also helping people reach their loved ones through its restoring family links service

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  • Amid the shuffle of papers and descending silence of the television studio, Farva runs around, handing over little chits of the script to all those in front of the camera. The hosts are ready with their makeup and the audience, mostly youth, is in place in the back seats. Suddenly it’s time for lights, camera, action.

    Turning studies into reality through volunteering

    Amid the shuffle of papers and descending silence of the television studio, Farva runs around, handing over little chits of the script to all those in front of the camera. The hosts are ready with their makeup and the audience, mostly youth, is in place in the back seats. Suddenly it’s time for lights, camera, action.

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  • Jean-David Dieudonné was unemployed before the earthquake, but he used to help his mother with her small trading business. His wife left the country seeking better opportunities in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic. Since the earthquake, he has been lucky to find work in the camp where he lives.

    Haiti: Hygiene promotion at Camp La Piste

    Jean-David Dieudonné was unemployed before the earthquake, but he used to help his mother with her small trading business. His wife left the country seeking better opportunities in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic. Since the earthquake, he has been lucky to find work in the camp where he lives.

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  • On 23-24 June 2010, the Italian Red Cross organized a meeting on “Lesson learned – Abruzzo, one year later” in parallel with their annual anniversary events in Solferino, 14 months since the devastating 6.3 earthquake  struck central Italy on 6 April 2009.

    Abruzzo, one year later: what has been learnt

    On 23-24 June 2010, the Italian Red Cross organized a meeting on “Lesson learned – Abruzzo, one year later” in parallel with their annual anniversary events in Solferino, 14 months since the devastating 6.3 earthquake struck central Italy on 6 April 2009.

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  • Three months have passed and the challenges in Haiti continue to grow - Recent heavy rains and their mud-soaked aftermath have once again turned the spotlight back onto Haiti. As Iain Logan, Head of Relief Operations in Haiti for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies , says: “Our work has only just begun here. We've climbed to the top of a hill only to see the mountain looming ahead.”

    Haiti: Three months on and the rains have begun

    Three months have passed and the challenges in Haiti continue to grow - Recent heavy rains and their mud-soaked aftermath have once again turned the spotlight back onto Haiti. As Iain Logan, Head of Relief Operations in Haiti for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies , says: “Our work has only just begun here. We've climbed to the top of a hill only to see the mountain looming ahead.”

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  • Mary Sony Anthony is one of the many Haitian women who have given birth since the 12 January earthquake; in the street. The 19-year-old resident of Cité Soleil, who delivered her first child outside her badly damaged home ten days after the disaster and whose husband is missing since the quake, sees the family’s biggest problem now as having to live in the street.

    Life on the street in Cité Soleil

    Mary Sony Anthony is one of the many Haitian women who have given birth since the 12 January earthquake; in the street. The 19-year-old resident of Cité Soleil, who delivered her first child outside her badly damaged home ten days after the disaster and whose husband is missing since the quake, sees the family’s biggest problem now as having to live in the street.

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  • Jean-Pierre Taschereau, the Senior Manager of the International Emergency Response team for the Canadian Red Cross returned from Haiti on February 7th. He was deployed to Haiti one day after […]

    Haiti response summit: Remarks by Jean-Pierre Taschereau

    Jean-Pierre Taschereau, the Senior Manager of the International Emergency Response team for the Canadian Red Cross returned from Haiti on February 7th. He was deployed to Haiti one day after […]

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  • Stanley Clairmont was washing his clothes for university the next day when a massive earthquake struck his home town of Port-au-Prince in Haiti. Despite government reports that the earthquake only […]

    Profile of a volunteer: Stanley Clairmont

    Stanley Clairmont was washing his clothes for university the next day when a massive earthquake struck his home town of Port-au-Prince in Haiti. Despite government reports that the earthquake only […]

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  • During a disaster such as the Haiti earthquake, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies deploys Emergency Response Units (ERUs). The current earthquake response is the largest […]

    What is an ERU?

    During a disaster such as the Haiti earthquake, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies deploys Emergency Response Units (ERUs). The current earthquake response is the largest […]

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