Several people were killed after the earthquake struck, destroying homes, businesses, and vital infrastructure. Communities that were harmed in 2011's quake are now in recovery mode once again and fearful of future tremors and knock-off tsunamis. As GlobalGiving learned from our response to the Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011, it is vital to get funds to locally-led nonprofits that can respond to the community needs to provide both emergency relief, as well as long-term preparedness.
All donations to this fund will support earthquake relief and recovery efforts in Japan. Initially, the fund helps first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter. As needs emerge, we will support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in the impacted area.
How Your Donation Will Be Used
When you donate to GlobalGiving's Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, your donation will be used to:
- Provide food, water, and emergency medical supplies to people
- Support temporary relief and emergency supplies for displaced families
- Meet other needs that emerge
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Our disaster relief funds have been recommended by the New York Times, the Associated Press, NPR, Washington Post, Oprah, ABC News, and the US State Department.
GlobalGiving's Track Record
GlobalGiving has been responding to disasters and supporting emergency aid and long-term relief programs since 2004. We have facilitated more than $100M in disaster donations to funds just like this one.
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This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).