Map of Japan JDC supported the medical relief efforts of the Israel Defense Forces' emergency response team, which was one of the first responders to the March 2011 disaster.

Applying nearly a century of relief expertise as the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, JDC mobilized within hours of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. JDC partnered with Japanese, Israeli, U.S., and other international partners to provide critically needed food and emergency supplies, medical assistance, and vital services for affected populations in the hardest-hit areas.

In the aftermath of the disaster, JDC was determined to make a significant impact in the country’s affected areas by providing psychosocial training and support to victims of the tragedy.

Over the past six months, JDC’s activities in Japan have included a number of project developments: