Sustainable Recovery in Haiti Panel

Join a select group of key stakeholders this Saturday Jan 12 on the third anniversary of the earthquake as we look back and forward to the future. A joint effort of Relief 2.0, Stanford University and ESIH. (more...)

Road to the Future Photo Exhibit

A visual journey through the impact of the earthquakes that hit Haiti in January 2010 and Japan on March 2011, the joint response and sustainable recovery efforts. (more...)

Journey of the X

Bicycle ride from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince, New York and Boston. Bringing together the TEDx communities on these cities and raising awareness on the challenges and opportunities of innovation and collaboration. (more...)

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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami March 2011

Japanese Strength and Resilience: Mrs. Hideko Oikawa re-opens factory and employs disaster survivors

On Sunday July 10, a field team of Women Help Women and Relief 2.0 paid a visit to an amazing an inspiring woman, a testimony of the resilient and unbreakable spirit of the Japanese women and the Tohoku survivors. This is the story told by Ann Sado.

Oikawa Denim Y.K. is a truly amazing company with Mrs. Hideko Oikawa as the visionary, entrepreneurial CEO, having an indomitable spirit in times of hardship and crisis as the Tsunami-Earthquake that hit this mountainous coastal region of Motoyoshi-cho, about 1 hour south of Kesennuma city itself.

Gina invites you to fundraise for Tohoku

Join us this Sunday at Hibiya Park to Fundraise for Tohoku with the best Latin music and food and products from Tohoku. If Gina is inviting, it must be good.

Tohoku Volunteer Trip: An inspiring video

Our good friend Eden Quayle has shared an inspiring video of their recent Tohoku Volunteer Trip on June 22nd - 26th 2011. If you like it, you can send the url http://go.relief20.com/tohoku to pass it on to others or use the links below to share it on Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in or via e-mail.

Report of Day 1 of the Relief 2.0 Third Mission to Miyagi

Shotengai Meeting

Arrived in Ishinomaki around noon and had lunch at a Chinese Restaurant. We were supposed to have a meeting with Abe-san, the female leader, but she got an unexpected meeting with city councilors and was occupied the whole day. We took the members around the neighborhood and the city instead.

Third Relief 2.0 Mission to Miyagi with the support of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Our third mission to Ishinomaki and Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, from Friday June 24 to Sunday June 26 takes place in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

The Importance of Safety in Disaster Response Field Missions

Carlos Miranda Levy in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

One of the most common attitudes and mistakes in field operations happens when both volunteers and local stakeholders develop a sense of confidence and safety as they get used to the disaster area. Many assume that the worst has already happened: "it's unlikely another earthquake/tornado/flood/storm will hit the same area twice or anytime soon" seems to be a logical reasoning. And so, relief teams stop wearing their masks, gloves, eye protection and go into field activities without emergency survival kits, personal water drinking supplies, nutrition bars or communication devices. After all, they are just minutes or an hour from camp, right?

Report from Iwate, Otsuchi town and Kamaishi city

Recovery efforts in Otsuchi, photo by Kyoko Tanaka

Field report with pictures, interviews and detailed description of the conditions and impact in these two communities, severely affected by the earthquake and tsunami, both from a human and economic point of view. Learn more about the challenges and the human stories behind the statistics.

Date(s): 
Tue, 05/10/2011 to Thu, 05/12/2011

Combined List and Map of Small Businesses in the Relief 2.0 Business Recovery Pilot in Ishinomaki

This is a list of businesses affected by the Big Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan participating in our Business Recovery as a Disaster Recovery Strategy Pilot in Japan. Our goal is to find matching businesses, partners and people willing to collaborate to get them to re-open their businesses and activate the local economy, generating wealth and employment as part of our "Disaster Recovery with dignity, inclusion, generation and distribution of wealth" initiative.

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