Hope and healing for Japan’s tsunami survivors

Children play at a preschool near the town of Kamaishi, Japan, six months after a deadly tsunami struck the area on March 11, 2011. Credits: Caritas

Children play at a preschool near the town of Kamaishi, Japan, six months after a deadly tsunami struck the area on March 11, 2011.
Credits: Caritas

Enormous catastrophe, enormous response
Meet the people who endured Japan’s worst tsunami in centuries, learn their stories, and find out how your gifts are helping them. Read more…

Photo gallery: Volunteers in action
Thousands of Caritas Japan volunteers are cleaning up debris and caring for tsunami victims. View gallery…

Interview: Bishop Isao Kikuchi and a ‘spirit of sharing’
The president of Caritas Japan talks about his destroyed hometown and his hopes for the future. Read more…

Blog: Back in business
The tsunami was the most costly natural disaster in history, and while the Japanese government is helping many industries, people who own stores or small factories need additional support. Read more…

Caring for hearts
Caritas is reaching out to traumatized people and helping them cope with loss. Read more…

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