Hear the voice from those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan that hit the country on March 11, 2011. These are translations of texts mostly from twitter--I do this simply because I want to let people around the world know about what those affected are going through now, what they need, what they are saying. I want the audience to think what they could do to help in any way possible.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Being here so long and tired, but grateful we are all alive
(by Ms. Keiko Niinuma, an evacuee at Senjuin, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture)
I have three children. We continue to scrape by in the evacuation center. We’ve been here so long, and we’re all so tired. I try to keep the children out of trouble, which is another source of stress. But all in all, we’re grateful to be alive; finding anything at all to smile about. Every day is a challenge. If you ask me want I need, I can think of a thousand things, but I just can’t put them into words.
Ms. Keiko Niimuma
from NHK website "Those Affected by the Disaster: What I want to tell you now" on April 1, 2011