On July 12, an IsraAID team returned to Japan with the goal of teaching post-trauma courses for doctors and teachers in four towns in earthquake-devistated areas. The team will also provide equipment to child-friendly facilities reaching 800 children in affected areas.
B’nai B’rith International, in partnership with IsraAID, a humanitarian coalition of which B’nai B’rith is a founding member, provided kits to 100 children in six shelters in the city of Watari as part of a continuing effort to help Japan recover from the devastating earthquake that hit the country in March. The kits included school supplies, computers and printers for the shelters, educational equipment for teachers, games and musical instruments. The distribution took place during a ceremony at a local school with the mayor of Watari in attendance.
The recovery intervention process is twofold: providing basic relief supplies and children’s kits and providing post trauma training to the teachers and local government officials who operate and head relief programs and facilities. Due to the success of the program and partnership with the local community, five additional towns have requested similar assistance.
B’nai B’rith has been engaged in international disaster relief since 1865. The B’nai B’rith International Disaster Relief Fund has provided aid to populations affected by natural and man-made catastrophes around the world, including the Haitian and Chilean earthquakes of 2010 and the tornadoes and flooding that wracked the American South and Midwest.
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