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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund

March 11th, 2011

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund

Summary

The north coast of Japan was hit by a horrible tsunami after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake that occurred 80 miles offshore.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Tsunami waves caused major destruction in northern Japan. Trains have been shut down across the country and at least 60 people are dead. A Tsunami Warning has been issued for 20 other countries. We are working with International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and other organizations on the ground to provide support. Our partners on the ground are working hard to provide immediate relief. We will post more details of the specific use of funds after the immediate emergency response has passed.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project will disburse funds to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. GlobalGiving is working with International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and other organizations on the ground.

Potential Long Term Impact

Major disasters always require a huge amount of international support to provide relief and long term recovery efforts. In the case of Japan, these initial funds will help survivors and victims get necessary services.

Project Message

“This tremor was unlike any I’ve experienced previously, and I’ve lived here for eight years. It was a sustained rolling that made it impossible to stand, almost like vertigo.”
Matt Alt, quoted in New York Times, an American writer and translator living in Japan

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $25,890
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $64,109
Total Funding Goal: $90,000

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