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Japan: more than 90,000 refugees still live in nursing Home.

More than 90,000 people still live in shelters, temporarily settled in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday.

According to the government’s plan, 52,000 homes should be built to house refugees. Currently, nearly 28,000 homes are already built, but most of the refugees refuse to settle, arguing that housing conditions and services are much better in the shelters.

In addition, according to the chain, clearing the affected areas are doing quite slowly, housing conditions are difficult in neighborhoods rebuilt.


The magnitude 9 earthquake that occurred, caused a tsunami more than 10 meters on March 11. According to the Geographical Survey Institute of Japan, the tsunami inundated an area of 561 sq. km. More than half of the flooded land (327 square kilometers) are located in Miyagi Prefecture. The tsunami destroyed more than 151,000 buildings, bridges and roads.





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