2012 April Tohoku Trip

A veiw from a hotel window in Ofunato, Iwate. 

Temporary shopping site, convenient for consutruction workers and NGO/NPO staff/volunteers, inconvenient for the locals without cars.

Raising ground level to rebuild warehouses for the aquaculture industry. 

At the office of Habitat for Humanity Japan. 

The very first seaweed harvest since last March.

Fishermen heading out to the ocean for the first time in a year. 

Debris can be seen pilled up everywhere in Iwate and Miyagi, due to lack of municipal governments outside Tohoku agreeing to accept and dispose tsunami waste.

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All Hands Volunteers

CNN coverage in Japan from All Hands Volunteers on Vimeo.

Marc, Amya and Chris talk with CNN about our operations in Japan.

All Hands Volunteers is a US-based non-profit currently operating in tsunami-affected areas of Iwate prefecture, Japan. Since its founding in 2005 by businessman David Campbell, All Hands Volunteers’ volunteer response model has been deployed 14 times in disasters around the world. The $50,000 grant from Japanese Disaster Relief Fund- Boston will support their work in Ofunato and Rikuzentaka. In the city of Ofunato, All Hands volunteer team will conduct residential cleanup and restoration, debris removal, and coordinate a sanitization program. In Rikuzentaka, All Hands is partnering with Second Harvest Japan and the government to coordinate distribution of fresh food items.

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