Emergency Relief Mission for landslides in Hiroshima, Japan
On the 20th of August 2014 Hiroshima City in western Japan was struck by a massive landslides following heavy rain. According to the local government, death toll rises to 72 with two still missing. More than 1,200 people are staying in temporary shelters.
So far AMDA in collaboration with Soja City of Okayama Prefecture dispatched three medical missions to the severely hit Asaminami-ku in Hiroshima City. AMDA/Soja City Team visited several shelters in that area and distributed relief goods such as drinking water, food, bandage, wet dressing, anti-insect agent, and candies to prevent dehydration on August 21st and 23rd.
During the third mission on August 30th and 31st, one coordinator and one acupuncturist of AMDA joined the volunteer activity organized by two acupuncture associations of Hiroshima Prefecture and offered acupuncture therapy to reduce fatigue of local residents at three evacuation centers. One of the beneficiaries expressed feeling by saying "Living here at evacuation center is very stressful but this makes me feel good and ease my stress".