Tag: Erdbeben

Warum für Kinder in Japan spenden?

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Save the Children bittet dringend um Spenden für die Kinder im Katastrophengebiet in Japan. Viele Menschen in Deutschland fragen, warum ein wohlhabendes Industrieland wie Japan unsere Hilfe braucht. Der Leiter des Save the Children-Katastrophenteams in Sendai, Stephen McDonald, erklärt, warum es so wichtig ist zu helfen.

In the past few days I have been asked many times why people should donate or support our efforts in Japan, a wealthy country in its own right. And the answer is simple. Children all over the world are essentially the same and want the same things. They want to be secure, they want to be with their families, and most importantly they want to be children.


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Eröffnung eines Kinderschutzzentrums in Sendai

Seto und Yasu Hiro spielen mit einer Betreuerin im Kinderschutzzentrum eines Notlagers in Sendai

Stephen McDonald, Leiter des Katastrophenteams von Save the Children in Sendai berichtet:

We have finally commenced our operation in Sendai, after a ten-hour overnight trek, some rapid assessments, and agreement with one of the evacuation centres to set up our first Child Friendly Space in Nanagou.

When we were there yesterday, the children were tired, anxious and stressed. There weren’t many smiles, with some of them quietly following their parents around, others sitting in the stairwells, and a few young boys running up and down the corridors of what last week was their primary school.
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Augenzeugenbericht aus dem Katastrophengebiet in Japan

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Ian Woolverton ist mit dem Katastrophenteam von Save the Children unterwegs im völlig zerstörten Nordosten von Japan und berichtet von dort:

As the world’s leading child’s rights agency, we are in the business of helping children and their families affected by disasters at home and overseas as well as in developed and less developed countries.

By now we’ve all seen the images of the awesome destructive power of the tsunami that wreaked havoc along the east coast of Japan’s most densely populated Honshu island, home to famous cities like Tokyo and for all the wrong reasons, Sendai, the city that was smashed to pieces by the tsunami.

But what’s less well reported is the damage caused to other centres of population like Asahi City, where I’m headed now. Here the authorities estimate nearly 19,000 households have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami.


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Kein hoffnungsloser Fall – Haiti ein Jahr nach dem Beben

Zukunft für die Kinder Haitis
„Was ist mit den Millionen Spendengeldern passiert, die aus der ganzen Welt nach Haiti geflossen sind? Warum liegen noch immer Trümmerberge in den Straßen der Hauptstadt Port-au-Prince? Warum haben es Hilfsorganisationen nicht geschafft, die Cholera einzudämmen?“ Das sind die Fragen, die Freunde und Bekannte immer wieder stellen. Heute ein Jahr nach dem Beben scheint Haiti für viele ein hoffnungsloser Fall zu sein.

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6 Monate nach dem Erdbeben in Haiti – eine Mitarbeiterin berichtet

Unsere Mitarbeiterin Charlotte Balfour-Poole berichtet über ihre Arbeit in Haiti.

“It’s been another mad and non stop week. It’s hard to believe that we are 6 months on from the events that shattered Haiti. The workload still seems to be as demanding and intense as back in the earlier months of the response.
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