AAR JAPAN operated food assistance to
Kenyans suffered from prolonged draught
(August 14, 2011, Kenya)
On Northern Japan it says people still in shelters have a hard life, so little exercise. The shelters are hot and damp. Their chances to do any washing is far between. AAR is providing them, case by case to meet the need, with vacuum cleaners, electric fans, drying machines for beddings, dehumidifiers, house cleaning tools, insect repellents. They are exchanging some old beddings with new cotton summer blankets, and providing refrigerators. where there are none. You can imagine how they could cope with no refrigerator during this record hot summer! AAR is helping house cleaning, too. They have worked with 23 evacuation shelters so far.
AAR JAPAN provided humidifiers to local people
(October 5, 2011, Ishinomaki-City, Miyagi)
Moving to temporary housing is a step forward but, it means they need to obtain their daily meals on their own, and for those with no income it is not at all easy. Such housing is often up on the hill, a safe place, not an easy place to live for people with no means of transportation. Compensation talks are moving slowly.