Relief Efforts and Earthquake & Tsunami Aid

After the terrible tragedy of the Tohoku Earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan caused widespread destruction, many organizations and funds have mobilized to provide relief to those affected by the disaster. For example, in response to the quake, The Red Cross launched efforts in Japan. They made available different methods for the concerned people to be able to help, both online and over mobile phone. Their website still holds information on how you can help the survivors of the disaster.

Another organization that has responded was Save The Children. The organization currently maintains efforts and donations to it's Children's Emergency Fund to provide outreach for the children victims of the Earthquake and tsunami. Also UNICEF coordinated efforts to help the children of the affected areas of Japan. In the UNICEF website you can find information on how you can provide volunteer donations the victims of the earthquake.

International Medical Corps responded to the health needs of the victim's. They put together relief teams, as well as supplies, and they were in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate other relief and assistance activities.

The Salvation Army also contributed with personnel organizing efforts in Tokyo, sending teams to help the severly damaged city of Sendai, Japan. Doctors without Borders sent two three-person teams to the Iwate and Miyagi prefectures in Japan.

Operation USA has also announced efforts to collect bulk corporate donations of health care supplies. Their first major shipment included 130,000 pieces of winter clothing along with hand-crank radios, flashlights, hygiene supplies, portable lights and miscellaneous medical supplies.

If you wish to help any of these organizations on their efforts to provide relief to the victims we advise and encourage you to log in to their websites and follow their instructions, the are thousands of people affected y the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami from last March that STILL need our help.

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