Police estimates show more than about 18,400 people are known to have died in Japan's earthquake and tsunami. With entire villages swept away by the tsunami and thousands more missing.
A further 452,000 people are living in shelters or have been forced from their homes by the disaster. Many children in Japan are scared and lonely - not knowing if they will ever again be safe at home.
An estimated 100,000 children are homeless
Save The Children's teams working across the affected area have received reports of children being unable to sleep, suffering nightmares, and being haunted by memories of what happened to them.
"It is essential that children need support to come to terms with what’s happened so they can avoid emotional problems later on."
says Stephen McDonald, Save the Children’s response team leader in Japan.
Save the Children's relief efforts in Japan include specially equipped child-friendly spaces where kids can play, and express their feelings about what they endured, under the supervision of caring, trained adults.
During emergencies, we help children feel safe and secure. Working along side their community, we can provide children and families in Japan with the support they need to feel that some day soon, things will get better.
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