07 Jun '11, 2pm

Shelter life takes mental toll on Japan evacuees #NewsQuake

Shelter life takes mental toll on Japan evacuees #NewsQuake

Life in evacuation shelters is taking a severe psychological toll on those left homeless by Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, a situation likely to worsen as tens of thousands face the prospect of staying at least the rest of the year in temporary housing. -- PHOTO: AP KORIYAMA - LIFE in evacuation shelters is taking a severe psychological toll on those left homeless by Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, a situation likely to worsen as tens of thousands face the prospect of staying at least the rest of the year in temporary housing. Though the suffering is spread out along Japan's ravaged north-east coast, the problem is particularly severe for Japan's 'nuclear refugees,' who were forced to flee from homes near the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant and have been told to expect to remain in limbo for the next nine months, at least. 'I have pretty much give...

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