RMF partnered with a Japanese non-profit in Tokyo, Japanese Emergency NGO (JEN) in late March 2011, to deliver aid and supplies to those most affected by the earthquake. Dozens of cities and villages along a 1,300-mile (2,100-kilometer) stretch of coastline were affected by violent tremors that reached as far away as Tokyo, hundreds of miles (kilometers) from the epicenter.
RMF funded several new Community Gathering Centers in the Ishinomaki City area, where psychosocial care, entertainment, economic and legal counseling and many other activities were provided free of charge. RMF also started a Fishery Assistance Program that assisted in the rebuilding of four different villages capacity to fish locally after their boats, nets and ports had been heavily damaged by the tsunami. Real Medicine is currently focused on long term community building projects in Japan in partnership with JEN.
As of October of 2012, RMF has officially completed our relief support projects and deeply thank JEN for being such a wonderful partner in Japan, and continuing to work on the longer term rebuilding of those communities affected by the Earthquake and Tsunami.
JEN has dispatched and has begun implementing emergency support to the people of Kumamoto city and its neighboring towns. We hope that our unique projects will contribute as evacuee’s psychological first aid during the emergency phase.