On March 11th 2011, Japan was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 9 causing considerable damage, and the subsequent tsunami resulted in destruction of coastal areas. The tsunami resulted in a human death toll of over 19,000 and over a million buildings were destroyed or partly collapsed. The tsunami disabled the power supply and cooling of three Fukushima reactors, resulting in radioactive releases in the area.Though two years have passed, the recovery process is slow, and the survivors continue to deal with the physical and psychological aftermath. Families continue to live in temporary housing, and children in the area report being afraid of playing outdoors due to the risks associated with radiation exposure.The Karuna Foundation Children’s Fund is facilitaing this project to bring 10 children from the Fukushima disaster area for a visit to Australia, from July 29th to August 10th 2013. The kids are excitedly awaiting their trip to Australia next month! The project aim is to give these children respite from their current circumstances, in our clean air & environment giving them new positive experiences and renewed hope for their future.Please help us to make a difference. Any donations will be kindly appreciated. All donations greater than $2 are tax deductible (for Australian residents).
Please visit our website for further information at www.karunafukushimaproject.com or the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/karunafukushimaproject
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