Japan earthquake and tsunami – Red cross hospital ishinomaki’s lifeline

The 402-bed Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital normally treats about 60 patients a day, 1,800 patients a month. For the first few days after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, it treated 1,200 a day. In the first month after the disaster the hospital treated more than 10,000 patients. Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital was the only functioning hospital in Ishinomaki, a

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christchurch earthquake – new zealand red cross volunteers meet hidden demand

Published 1 March 2011 22:13 CET (Central European Time): New Zealand Red Cross started a major operation to check on the welfare and needs of people in their homes in Christchurch’s eastern suburbs, which were hit hard by last Tuesday’s 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Police today confirmed the death toll from the earthquake has reached 148 people. This number is expected

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