Q: Whatever happened to all the millions of yen donated to the Japanese Red Cross and WHY IS IT NOT BEING USED FOR THESE CHILDREN?
Care houses for March 11 disaster orphans face fund shortage
Officials trying to build centers for children who lost their parents to the March 2011 earthquake disaster have a rough road ahead due to increasing costs of labor and building materials in the disaster stricken areas.
Ashinaga, a Tokyo-based organization that provides educational and emotional support for orphans, planned building a “Rainbow House” — first built in the city of Kobe after the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake for orphans and their psychological care — in the Tohoku region in April 2011, right after the earthquake and tsunami hit the area. The initial plan was to build five houses in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures and open their doors to children by this spring. The 3.7 billion yen that construction was expected to cost was supposed to be covered by donations.
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