Members of the Japanese OpenStreetMap community launched an Ushahidi platform for Japan just hours after the devastating earthquake struck the country. Less than 24 hours later, Japanese students at The Fletcher School in Boston (where the Ushahidi-Haiti project was run last year) mobilized to support the Tokyo-based crisis mapping project. Today, almost 3,000 individual reports have been mapped on the platform.
The World Food Programme has been asked to assist in the relief efforts in Japan. Your donation today will help us provide specialised logistics support in the delivery of water, tents, and blankets to families who need them the most.
As the world watches the devastation continue to unfold in the aftermath of the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, many are compelled to donate money to help. But heed these tips to avoid sending your money to scammers by mistake.
On March 11, 2011, a huge 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan, causing widespread destruction. President Obama has already released a statement sending "deepest condolences" and promising support to the stricken country.
Individuals are doing it, banks are doing it -- faced with the horrific news and pictures from Japan, everybody wants to do something, and the obvious thing to do is to donate money to some relief fund or other. Please don't. By Felix Salmon - Reuters.com
We designed this print to raise relief funds for the devastating earthquake and subsequent massive tsunami that struck Japan March 11, 2011. We are asking a donation of at least $25 for a print, with 100% of the profits going to The Red Cross. We will of course accept and pass along a donation of any amount.
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