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Japan tsunami survivors face long wait to go home

 An elderly woman is wheeled into a room to be checked by medical staff at a shelter in a school for people whose homes were damaged by the March 11 e...
 People sit in areas they have made their base in a school gymnasium acting as a shelter for those whose homes were damaged by the March 11 earthquake...
 Elderly people are queued up in a line in a corridor as they wait to be checked by medical staff at a shelter in a school for people whose homes were...
 Workers with cranes construct temporary housing, top right, for people whose homes were destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami as youngster...
 Workers construct temporary housing for people whose homes were destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, ...
 Elderly patients are queued up in a line in a corridor as they wait to be checked by medical staff at a shelter in a school for people whose homes we...
 A youngster holds a baseball bat as he walks through debris in a residential area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, ...
 People are queued up in a line in a corridor as they wait to be checked by medical staff at a shelter in a school for people whose homes were damaged...
 People sit in areas they have made their base in a school gymnasium acting as a shelter for those whose homes were damaged by the March 11 earthquake...
 People recline in areas they have made their base on a raised balcony in a school gymnasium acting as a shelter for those whose homes were damaged by...
 Volunteers prepare to give out food to people in a school gymnasium acting as a shelter for those whose homes were damaged by the March 11 earthquake...
 Nozomi Fukuda holds her one year old daughter Sunny as they wait in an area where people were being checked by medics in a school acting as a shelter...
 Police officers search through debris in a residential area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japa...
 Workers construct temporary housing for people whose homes were destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in the grounds of a school acting as...
 A man wheels a bike along a road cleared in the midst of debris in a residential area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentaka...

Japan Earthquake

An elderly woman is wheeled into a room to be checked by medical staff at a shelter in a school for people whose homes were damaged by the March 11 e...

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People sit in areas they have made their base in a school gymnasium acting as a shelter for those whose homes were damaged by the March 11 earthquake...

Japan Earthquake

Elderly people are queued up in a line in a corridor as they wait to be checked by medical staff at a shelter in a school for people whose homes were...

Japan Earthquake

Workers with cranes construct temporary housing, top right, for people whose homes were destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami as youngster...

Japan Earthquake

Workers construct temporary housing for people whose homes were destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, ...

Japan Earthquake

Elderly patients are queued up in a line in a corridor as they wait to be checked by medical staff at a shelter in a school for people whose homes we...

Japan Earthquake

A youngster holds a baseball bat as he walks through debris in a residential area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, ...

Japan Earthquake

People are queued up in a line in a corridor as they wait to be checked by medical staff at a shelter in a school for people whose homes were damaged...

Japan Earthquake

People sit in areas they have made their base in a school gymnasium acting as a shelter for those whose homes were damaged by the March 11 earthquake...

Japan Earthquake

People recline in areas they have made their base on a raised balcony in a school gymnasium acting as a shelter for those whose homes were damaged by...

Japan Earthquake

Volunteers prepare to give out food to people in a school gymnasium acting as a shelter for those whose homes were damaged by the March 11 earthquake...

Japan Earthquake

Nozomi Fukuda holds her one year old daughter Sunny as they wait in an area where people were being checked by medics in a school acting as a shelter...

Japan Earthquake

Police officers search through debris in a residential area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japa...

Japan Earthquake

Workers construct temporary housing for people whose homes were destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in the grounds of a school acting as...

Japan Earthquake

A man wheels a bike along a road cleared in the midst of debris in a residential area destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentaka...

Temporary housing is beginning to go up for the hundreds of thousands of people who lost their homes in last week's tsunami in Japan.
Construction workers in Rikuzentakata were screwing in the corrugated aluminum rooftop of one of the first houses on Monday. The metal-sided structure rises on wooden stilts above the mud of a soccer field.
Thousands of similar houses will go up in the coming months outside shelters scattered across Rikuzentakata's hilly outskirts. Residents will likely stay in them for a couple of years until more permanent homes are ready.


Updated : 2021-04-15 18:42 GMT+08:00