The devastation caused by the tsunami is unthinkable. Homes flattened. Infrastructure damaged. Landmarks crushed. Natural formations decimated. Damage to structures and the land pale in comparison to the lives lost and families who are suffering.
As many as 100,000 children may have been displaced according to Save the children. Since the tsunami hit mid-afternoon while children were at school or daycare, some children may still be separated from their families.
Stephen McDonald, who is leading Save the Children’s team in Japan, said the most pressing worries for children living in evacuation centers were lack of water and psychological problems associated with trauma and stress. I cannot imagine how it would feel to be separated from your child — not knowing if your child is safe or not. An unimaginable worry for any parent to have to think about.
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