ShelterBox is responding to the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan. The earthquake struck off the north-eastern shore of Japan at 2.46pm local time on Friday, March 11 sparking a 10 metre tsunami that caused widespread devastation.
ShelterBox were on the ground less than 24 hours after the earthquake struck; one of the first international aid agencies to arrive in the country. A highly-experienced and extensively trained ShelterBox Response Team will be spear-heading the relief effort.
Kevin Conroy Director of User Experience and Product Development GlobalGiving Foundation – www.globalgiving.org
The north coast of Japan was hit by a horrible tsunami after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred 80 miles offshore. This fund will support organizations providing relief and aid to victims.
Tsunami waves caused major destruction in northern Japan. Current figures are that 5,178 people died and 8,606 are missing GlobalGiving are working with International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and other organizations on the ground to provide support. Their partners on the ground are working hard to provide immediate relief. They will post more details of the specific use of funds as soon as possible. All donors will get email updates on how their funds have been used.
Relief efforts for the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami continue to be hampered by the ongoing nuclear crisis, supply shortages and frigid temperatures. Save the Children carried out an exploratory mission north of hard-hit Sendai and found children living in desperate conditions.
Save the Children has opened the first child-friendly space in Japan, protective environments where children can gather to play and share their experiences under the supervision of trained, caring adults.