January 22nd, 2012- Kiyoto ONISHI (right) hands a bucket full of relief supplies to a father and his daughter.
“We were able to move in to temporary housing, but life is difficult.”
We asked Reis Yilmaz (38 years old) of Esenpinar Village regarding the earthquake and his life thereafter. “I had never experienced such a large earthquake. Nothing but fear can describe what I felt. Our current temporary housing is more comfortable compared to the tent we were in immediately after the earthquake, but governmental assistance including food supplies is far from enough. We plan to use the flour we received from AAR JAPAN for baking bread. Thank you so much for coming to help us from such a far away place.” In regard to the aluminum sheets, he added, “We have never seen these sheets before, but they sure look warm!” The children wrapped themselves up in the sheets right away and smiled.
January 24th, 2012- People gathered to collect the relief supplies in spite of the heavy snow.
January 22nd, 2012- Reis Yilmaz and his family live in temporary housing. Pictured on the right is Norihiro FUJIMOTO of AAR JAPAN.
January 22nd, 2012- The children try out the cold-resistant aluminum sheets.
Distributed Items per Family
Food Items: flour (50kg), cooking oil (10L)
Daily Essentials: cold-resistant aluminum sheets (2), soap (700g), detergent (3kg), hand cream (100g x 2), towels (1 large, 2 small), undergarments (2 adult men, 2 adult women, 2 boys, 2 girls), women’s sanitary products (2 packets), bucket (1)
January 21st, 2012- Using a trailer, an already-assembled hut for barking bread is transported to each village.
* This project was made possible thanks to a grant provided by Japan Platform in addition to generous individual donations.