Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders has a team of people on the ground to assist in the massive government-led relief effort. As they continue to make assessments, teams will focus on vulnerable populations, including elderly people and young children, as well as people suffering from chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.
ShelterBox and Doctors Without Borders are both accepting non-specific donations at this time. Learn More
ShelterBox was on the ground in Japan less than 24 hours after the earthquake struck. The ShelterBox Response Team is currently working with authorities to assess the situation and provide emergency shelter to those made homeless after the tsunami. Please visit their website to make a donation. Learn More
Save the Children
Save the Children is sending an emergency team to assist its staff in Japan. Donations to the group’s Children’s Emergency Fund will help preserve the welfare of young ones. Learn More
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has had a presence in Japan since 1895, sent a team to Sendai to assess damages and hopes to provide food, water and other necessities. In Tokyo, the Salvation Army opened its main building to house and feed commuters who were unable to reach their homes. Learn More
The humanitarian group World Vision is sending personnel to affected areas and providing food, water, medical supplies and shelter for victims.
It also plans to establish one or more “child-friendly spaces” for kids “affected by disasters to resume normal childhood activities and experience structure and security that are often lost following emergency situations.” Learn More
The Red Cross
Emergency Operation Centers are opened in the affected areas and staffed by the chapters and they are continuously providing the Disaster Operations Center with updates. Learn More
How to avoid scam
We have seen various time in past, unfortunately, hundred of websites that are not genuine often crop up in the wake of natural disasters, soliciting for charitable donations to aid victims. We strongly advises donors not to respond to any unsolicited incoming emails, but rather go directly to recognised charities and aid organisation’s websites.
Please also verify the legitimacy of the nonprofit organizations as well as its nonprofit status before you make a donation.