WHO | The Great East Japan Earthquake – support and outreach from Tono City and its residents

The Great East Japan Earthquake – support and outreach from Tono City and its residents

City of Tono, Iwate Prefecture, Japan

Doctors and medical staff volunteered to tour evacuation centres and temporary shelters to make sure those who were injured or affected were getting the care and treatment they needed. For many of those affected, just being able to talk to a doctor or a nurse provided much needed physical and emotional support.