The damage wrought by the massive earthquake that struck Northeastern Japan on March 11 has been devastating.
Estimates already place those dead and missing in the thousands.
At the moment, there is little that untrained volunteers can do to help on the ground. What we all can do right now, however, is to help raise funds to support both the relief organizations currently working in the affected areas, and the extensive reconstruction work that will follow.
The Nippon Foundation has extensive experience working with local partners to provide support after disasters such as the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1997, and more recently the Mid Niigata Earthquake and Noto Peninsula Earthquake. Our work has really brought home the importance of non-governmental funding that allows civil society to respond in a timely and flexible manner.
The Nippon Foundation/CANPAN Northeastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund will provide effective, accountable, and timely support to trusted partners working in the affected areas.
To ensure the highest degree of transparency, reports on the receipt and use of funds will be posted on The Nippon Foundation/CANPAN website.
Donation to the Japan Earthquake Tsunami Victims: The Nippon Foundation/CANPAN
Сбор пожертвований для помощи пострадавшим во время землетрясения в Японии 11 марта: The Nippon Foundation/CANPAN