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Fred let's switch gears a little bit because.
In a couple of days I think it's a couple of days what's today the ninth the gap to Sunday is the one year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Which killed thousands of people and left.
And displaced people who are still -- and such a large portion of that group.
And there's a great organization called world vision.
That goes to places all around the world to where children are in need and and helps them out.
And we want to talk right now with Rachel Wolff who is the senior director of the world vision news bureau she's joining us on Skype.
And are you in Japan right now Rachel.
I am I was just in -- a -- hardest hit areas right on the ocean today and and -- you know that so much is being done but there's still the wreckage is still incredible.
And so even a year later.
You know people really you have a strong sense -- recovery is gonna take time.
Describe for us what you saw and what it feels like they're on the ground.
Well -- and -- knowledge is a fishing village being tighter oceanfront area is still completely flattened nothing's been rebuilt.
And you know what this.
This is the town that is you know here in 1995%.
Built on the strength is Unionists and one of the things we'll be just -- -- Bring in some money industrial freezers and refrigerators.
-- boats to fishermen.
It's starting to help you know really about a thousand -- start getting on her feet.
And this is important for kids to meanwhile all of -- children.
Have parents that are involved in this industry so their parents don't have jobs -- espresso.
And helping kids were trying to help the parents well.
Talk to us about the emotional well being of everybody these are great pictures that we're looking at.
Courtesy of world vision.
But how is everybody sort of dealing with this I just I can imagine you know having lived in New York for 9/11.
It took a long time for people to sort of start to.
You know feel optimistic again feel hopeful again.
What about the folks -- you're meeting there on the ground in Japan.
It's really mixed bag I mean I think the one year anniversary is really bittersweet time I've talked to folks there are very hopeful and grateful and and feel like there's a better future ahead and but at the same time a lot of people are still very frustrated you know and -- the children.
I mean they they understand even so she needs that life is not getting back to normal -- -- kids.
I'm just yet.
Yesterday and you you -- -- -- yeah it is time to go home after school wanted to say I'm going home and going back to my trailer.
They know that you know life is not normally act and so it is -- a lot of stress -- fans.
Speaking of which have there are so many people who will never be able to go home again is that true.
Potentially yes I mean in any area close to the nuclear facility.
It's a real challenge -- now not knowing whether those towns of being habitable certainly not for years Orleans actually working with children and families that have.
-- had to evacuate.
Those towns near Fukushima.
And -- that's a whole other challenge onto itself.
You know just in the last week or so I know that a report has been released that sort of examines the government's response.
To the big catastrophe.
And it shows that there was really a lot of confusion and chaos which you would imagine under those.
Circumstances but I'm just wondering how all of that is being received information.
By the Japanese people that their government was really.
You know sort of good you're having a hard time grappling with what was going on.
Yeah well the other thing also -- that it was really just in the last couple months that the Japanese government.
Created an agency.
Or rebuilding to formally get the rebuilding -- going.
So you know I want candy Japanese government with the cars -- -- that this government.
-- with the -- is still the time there is strong -- you can't just -- -- Don't.
-- -- -- -- -- The big situations within the facility and handled that.
Again -- from the bad.
Talk to us about world vision you've mentioned some of the things that the organization.
Is doing on the ground that this is that this is a Christian based organization that goes and helps people regardless of their religion or their.
Or their race and I know that you've got operations all over the world I spent some time on your website.
This morning preparing for our discussion talk to people about.
How they can get involved and help you do the work that you're doing.
Certain -- and one thing about a hundred countries and our focus in on children.
And that children families and you know what that is what's been really encouraging a marathon and the -- that some of our veterans aid workers that have responded.
In -- Indian Ocean floor me.
In cold -- for the faint hope.
Based right here in Japan but we really had a veteran school that hit the ground running within 48 hours.
I'm so you know whether we're talking about.
Full pool or.
An airport and Africa.
You know -- in many many places and until you know really the thing you know even if there were developed country like Japan.
I'm very very vulnerable being that normal baby -- And from wellbeing and felt that meant something that we really reflected on the pain in the Japan bond.
And for people who might want to contribute financially to your efforts they can do that on line.
Yes wolf Madonna one of the great place to come and downwind actually raised on the -- -- for Japan -- incredibly -- affiliation but there are a lot of disasters out there and and many of them don't make headlines felt.
Coming the world did not -- -- a great way to learn about all the new from the world and that's given you feel -- there.
Rachel Wolff is the senior director of world vision is bureau and you can find -- -- follow them on Twitter at world vision news.
-- safe trip while you're out there thank you so much for the work that you're doing and thanks for spending the time with us to tell us about it --
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