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27-05-2016 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific

Japan: The Red Cross response to the Kumamoto earthquake

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The footage shows the devastation caused by the two powerful earthquakes that struck Kumamoto prefecture in Japan on 14 and 16 April, killing 67 people and displacing almost 200,000. 75,000 houses are estimated to have been damaged or destroyed by the earthquakes. The footage also shows people sleeping outside and people standing in the street outside their houses during powerful aftershocks and many other scenes from the first aftermath of the disaster.

The footage shows the emergency medical activities in Kumamoto Red Cross Hospital, particularly in the first days after the earthquake, including injured people being attended to by the Red Cross medical staff. The Kumamoto Red Cross hospital was the main provider of medical assistance after the earthquake, and JRCS mobile medical teams provided medical assistance in evacuation centres and other locations in the affected area.

Today, more than a month later, close to 10,000 people are still living in evacuation centres in the prefecture. The footage shows the evacuees in the evacuation centre in Mashiki town. Many of the evacuees are elderly people who have lost their homes and now depend on aid from the Japanese Red Cross Society and other relief providers. The footage shows distribution of relief goods by the Japanese Red Cross Society in the evacuation centre. The footage also shows Red Cross staff providing medical care to the evacuees inside an emergency relief station that was established by the Japanese Red Cross in this evacuation centre.

The footage shows Red Cross staff providing psychosocial care to disaster victims. This is part of the special emphasis on this type of assistance by the Japanese Red Cross Society. Psychosocial support is badly needed among the affected people who often are traumatized by their experience. Many earthquake victims have lost everything they owned and worry about their uncertain future.

 

Shotlist:

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00:00-00:06

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00:06-00:19

Shots of destroyed houses in Kumamoto Prefecture

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00:19-00:23

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00:23-00:39

Shots from a meeting at the Disaster Prevention Headquarters in Kumamoto

00:23-00:26 ‘Can we receive serious injuries now?

00:26-00:31‘I will check...’

00:31-00:39‘The precise number has not yet been confirmed, but currently we are performing triage with 230 casualties.’

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00:39-00:48

Shots of a patient on a bed being transported inside the hospital and between buildings by hospital staff

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00:48-00:52

Shots of patients being attended to in waiting room

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00:52-00:58

Shots of lamps and people waiting at the evacuation centre in Mashiki town

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00:58-01:12

Shots of Japanese Red Cross medical staff treating and comforting patients in evacuation centre in Mashiki town

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01:12-01:19

Shot of waiting room at night, shot of relief goods being brought to the evacuation centre in Mashiki, this included goods such as sleeping mats, pillows and blankets

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01:19-0:32

Shots of blankets and mattresses being distributed in evacuation centre

01:19-01:22 ‘Take one per person, please!’

01:28-01:31 ‘Take one per person, please!’

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01:32-0:36

Shots of evacuees holding children and having some food at the evacuation centre in Mashiki town

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01:36-01:43

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01:43-01:59

Frightened people experiencing the second earthquake on 16 April 2016.

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02:59-02:03

Ambulances with sirens

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02:03-02:07

Road block

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02:07-02:17

Damaged houses

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02:17-02:25

People sleeping outside during the night because of continuing aftershocks

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02:25-02:49

Red Cross medical staff treating patients at a relief station in an evacuation centre in Kumamoto

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02:49-03:09

Shots of patients attended to by hospital staff after arriving at the Kumamoto Red Cross Hospital

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03:09-03:14

Shots from a hallway in Kumamoto hospital that is filled with hospital beds with injured people and medical staff attending to them The shots were taken the morning after the main shock

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03:14-03:19

A baby crying in a hallway at Kumamoto hospital as hospital staff attend to it

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03:19-03:23

Mountains in the distance

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03:23-03:50

Ruins of houses, The damaged Kumamoto castle show, wide cracks in a road. This is the scenery after the two earthquakes.

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03:50-03:55

Woman crying in front of ruined houses

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03:55-04:22

Many shots of Red Cross relief teams attending to patients in a tent. Red Cross relief teams were dispatched to Kumamoto from all over Japan.

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04:22-04:29

Japanese Red Cross medical staff talking with each other.

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04:29-04:54

Shots from evacuation centre in Mashiki town during the visit of Mr Tadateru Konoe, President of the Japanese Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

04:38-04:45 “I see there are some psychosocial care activities.”

04:48-04:49 “Are volunteers taking part in this operation?”

04:49-04:52 “No, we are conducting it by ourselves.”

04:51-04:52 “Oh, I see.”

04:53-04:58 “We understand that it is hard to cope with this situation.”

 

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04:54-05:08

Shots ofJRCS medical staff talking to evacuees indoors and outdoors

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05:08-05:14

JRCS staff member assembling water pipes to restore a basic emergency water supply

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05:14-05:23

Red Cross staff cleaning the floor of a gymnasium

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05:23-05:26

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05:26-06:30

Photo slide show

 


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