In Tsunami-Ravaged Town, a Gift of Hope

"What they needed, they said, was a washing machine, plates, and new chopsticks."


March 27, 2014 - International Medical Corps Works with People with Disabilities in Japan to Prepare for Future Disasters

August 22, 2013 - Business Continuity Plans Help International Medical Corps Build the Capacity of Japanese NGOs to Respond to Disasters

August 22, 2013 - Partnerships with Japanese Organizations Strengthen Recovering Communities

March 8, 2013 - Japan 2-Years On: From Relief to Self-Reliance

March 8, 2013 - Supporting Families Evacuated from Fukushima, Japan Through Community Centers

March 8, 2013 - Supporting Families Evacuated from Fukushima, Japan Through Day Care Centers

March 8, 2013 - Slideshow: Ongoing Support in Japan

February 11, 2013 - Two Years after Japan Disaster, International Medical Corps Providing Ongoing Support to Families Suffering Effects of Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

October 15, 2012 - Supporting Fukushima's Evacuee-Mothers

September 28, 2012 - Lessons From the Past Help Fukushima Students Rebuild

July 26, 2012 - International Medical Corps Hosts Networking and Information Exchange Event for Local Partners

June 21, 2012 - Uniting Evacuee Communities in Fukushima Prefecture

June 11, 2012 - International Medical Corps Facilitates Shared Space for Relief Organizations in Fukushima

May 28, 2012 - The Tokyo Foundation: Proposals for Reinforcing the Government's Crisis Management Capacity

April 20, 2012 - Rebuilding Lives Outside Fukushima, Japan

March 12, 2012 - A Year After Japan Disaster, International Medical Corps Expands Network of Local Partners, Continues Delivering Critical Humanitarian Relief to Survivors

2011 Earthquake/Tsunami Response

December 27, 2011 - Japan Times: Quake Workers Bolstered By Training

November 9, 2011 - Contemporary Artist Takashi Murakami Holds Christie’s Charity Auction to Benefit International Medical Corps Japan Disaster Relief

July 18, 2011 - From the U.S. to Japan & Back Again: An Elementary School Art Exchange

June 15, 2011 - Three Months After the Tsunami, International Medical Corps is Still on the Ground, Helping Japan Rebuild

June 6, 2011 - Healing the Human Mind After Tragedy

May 10, 2011 - International Medical Corps Partners with Japanese Organizations While Prioritizing Mental Health Training Programs

April 20, 2011 - Video: Japan update from International Medical Corp (Dr. Inka Weissbecker)

April 18, 2011 - Q & A with Dr. Neil Joyce, International Medical Corps, Japan Emergency Response Team

April 8, 2011 - The San Manuel Band of Indians Supports International Medical Corps Emergency Response in Japan with $50,000 Gift

March 31, 2011 - Oscar-Winning Composer Hans Zimmer and Filter Magazine Host Japan Relief Benefit for International Medical Corps at Club Bardot

March 30, 2011 - In Tsunami-Ravaged Town, a Gift of Hope

March 29, 2011 -International Medical Corps Team in Hardest-Hit Coastal Communities Finds Severe Shortages of Food, Water, Medicines; Acute Need for Mental Health Support

March 17, 2011 - International Medical Corps Emergency Response Team in Japan

March 13, 2011 - Video: Update from Dr. Neil Joyce in Japan

March 13, 2011 - Video: CNN: International Medical Corps is responding in Japan

March 12, 2011 - New York Daily News: Medical Experts Warn of Psychological Issues With Survivors of Japanese Quake in Coming Weeks

March 12, 2011 - Video: CNN: Dr. Hidenori Ikuhara heading to Japan with International Medical Corps

Hidden behind anonymity, three emergency hotline employees share eyewitness stories from the earthquake and tsunami.

Read their stories

Dr. Inka Weissbecker describes the mental health and psychosocial support work International Medical Corps is doing in Japan, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Update from Long-time International Medical Corps emergency responder Dr. Neil Joyce currently in Japan.

International Medical Corps on CNN March 13, 2011.


For 30 years, International Medical Corps has worked to relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease by delivering vital health care services that focus on training, helping devastated populations return to self-reliance.


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