Suffering Still Widespread Three Years after Tsunami

OFUNATO, JAPAN (March 10, 2014) — Lack of housing, loneliness, and despair continue to be major concerns for Japan three years after an earthquake and resulting tsunami killed 19,000 people, say leaders of the Japan Covenant Church and Covenant missionary Stephen Bay.

Tuesday will mark the third anniversary of what the Japanese refer to as 3.11, and 267,000 people remain living in temporary structures. The 9.1 magnitude earthquake was the fourth largest in recorded history, but it was the resulting tsunami that wiped out hundreds of miles of coastline, destroyed or damaged one million buildings, and accounted for 95 percent of the death toll.

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