In Kumamoto, those who can reside safely in their houses have returned home. Around 8,000 remain in shelters, two of which are run by Peace Winds Japan. At these sites Peace Winds is providing the basic necessities: food, water, shelter, toilets, and showers, as well as a little bit of comfort: a place to live alongside their pets, as well as refrigerators, TV, and a kitchen space for conversation and a sense of normalcy. Evacuees gather in the open-air kitchen during daylight hours for coffee and conversation, together making sense of their situation and gathering strength from the community.
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