Prince William meets Israeli aid workers in Japan


Prince William greeted IsraAID workers in Japan this week as he visited areas hit by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

The prince met relief staff from the Israeli aid agency, which has been providing psychological support to children affected by the disaster.

Asia regional director of IsraAID, Yotam Polizer said: “I felt privileged and humbled.
“His visit gave us a new wave of hope for a quick recovery.
“It was truly a great honour and we all were grateful that Prince William brought attention to the determination and continued recovery of those affected by this disaster, and the needs of the many for whom the scars are still fresh.”

During his trip to the Tohoku area, the heir to the throne visited a museum commemorating the victims and showcasing stories of survivors.

The earthquake was the most powerful to hit Japan and killed over 20,000 people and left a quarter of a million homeless.

It resulted in a devastating tsunami measuring over 40 metres high and caused serious damage to the nuclear plant in Fukushima, causing a nuclear radioactive leak.

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