Red Cross appeal for Japan earthquake disaster
The massive earthquake in Japan on March 11, the seventh largest ever recorded at 9 on the Richter scale, triggered a tsunami with 20ft high waves, leaving a trail of destruction with thousands dead and many more missing and many injured.
The earthquake triggered fires and caused severe damage to buildings, leaving more than five million homes without electricity and a million without water.
The Japanese Red Cross has been working on the ground since the disaster, mobilising 86 teams of 600 doctors, nurses and support staff, to provide first aid, healthcare and assess the damage and needs of the communities affected.
More than 300,000 people who were evacuated before the tsunami struck have been housed in temporary centres set up in schools and public buildings where the Red Cross is distributing thousands of blankets.
We are asking for donations to the Japan Tsunami Appeal to help those affected.
You may also want to watch:
- 1 Tyrese Omotoye impresses on O's trial as Ouss Cisse looks set to depart
- 2 Guilty: Who was jailed across east London in July?
- 3 Vigil for June Harvey one year on from Bow crane tragedy
- 4 East London travel disruption round-up for the week ahead
- 5 Tower Hamlets stages Covid jab festival
- 6 'Vexatious charges': MP turns on accusers after acquittal in fraud trial
- 7 Home Office pours £1m into tackling drug-related problems in East End
- 8 Mum plans to use Raine's Foundation site for new East Park church school
- 9 Poplar MP acquitted of Tower Hamlets housing fraud
- 10 From Shoreditch to Las Vegas: New bingo hall for Hackney
British Red Cross
City EC2Y 9AL
Donations by phone: 08450-535353,
Donations by fax: 020-7562 2000