Millions of Japanese remain without drinking water or electricity following the powerful 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hammered the northeastern coast.
According to OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) more than 27,500 people have been confirmed dead or remain unaccounted for.
A survey found that of this number more than 60% were over the age of 60 – meaning the elderly were the worst affected by this disaster. This saddening statistic means that the elderly were probably not able to evacuate quickly enough despite the tsunami warnings.
month old Yasushi who are staying in a ShelterBox tent in Ofunato Junior High School,
Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, Japan on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Photograph: Mark Pearson
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