ER24 recently joined Rescue South Africa to assist Japan after a Tsunami ripped through the country on May 11, 2011.
ER24 interviewed two of their paramedics, Peter vd Spuy and Alastair Lithgow about their experience during the Rescue.
A gripping story from people that did not think twice when they were called to assist with a Rescue.
On Tuesday 29th March, 2011, a Japanese Memorial Service was held at Mani Room, Nairobi Serena Hotel, to pay a tribute to the victims of the massive Earthquake and Tsunami which devastated the Tohoku (North Eastern) region of Japan on 11th March, 2011. The Memorial Service was organized by the Kenya Red Cross and Mani Room was packed with more than 200 people, who were wearing T shirts prepared by the Red Cross with the insignia ”Pamoja”, meaning ”together in Kiswahili”.
Japan is now in a very critical situation due to the 9.0 Magnitude Earthquakes, Tsunamis and a Crisis in Nuclear Power Plants, causing unprecedented causalities in Japanese history.
As of today, here is the latest situation (National Police Agency).
- Death and missing toll is more than 20,000 of March 20, 2011.
- Number of evacuees is around 350,000.
- More than 14,500 houses were totally destroyed and/or washed away.
In order to help the victims of the disaster, we are seeking your assistance for donation in following ways:
Designers for Japan is a loose collective of designers, photographers, art directors and imagemakers from around the world who were spurred by the catastrophe of Friday March 11 to do something, anything to help and to express our love for our friends and colleagues in Japan. So far, it encompasses a set of prints to be sold for charity, an upcoming charity auction and this website. We hope there will be more to come. If you would like to help, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.Designers For Japan is:Jonathan Barnbrook / Mark Blamire / Neville Brody / Patrick Burgoyne / Rei Inamoto / Gavin Lucas / Graham Wood