12,381 evacuees still live in temporary housing in Fukushima,aged ratio growing

Of residents evacuated elsewhere in or outside Fukushima Prefecture after the 2011 earthquake and ensuing nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Daiichi plant, a total of 12,381 people were still living in inconvenient temporary housing in the prefecture as of Feb. 20. Of these evacuees, more than 40% were aged 65 or older, posing a challenging issue to local authorities over how to care for them in an organized manner.

(Fukushima Minpo  21 February 2017)


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