September 19, 2018
The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: One Year On
In 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the east coast of Japan triggered a devastating tsunami, leaving more than 16,000 people dead. 2,500 people are still reported as missing, and their bodies have never been found.
The earthquake and subsequent tsunami created water surges reaching up to 133 feet high, which devastated many towns and prompted mass evacuations. The tsunami also flooded the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant causing it to break down and begin to leak radioactive material. Over 200,000 people were evacuated from the surrounding areas.