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Emergency Alert: Save the Children stands ready to help survivors of the 2016 Japan Earthquake. In the early chaotic times immediately after a disaster strikes, we don’t always know what help will be needed, but we do stand ready to respond to the unmet needs of children. You can help. Your donation today to the Children’s Emergency Fund will be dedicated for the earthquake should a response be needed. Otherwise, your gift will help us prepare and respond to other urgent crises.
Two Years After the Earthquake: Report from Save the Children Japan
This month marks the two-year anniversary of the Japan earthquake and tsunami and Save the Children's emergency and recovery program in the country. Save the Children Japan released a new report, Japan: Two Years On, which gives an update on program activities, personal stories from children affected by the disaster, and plans for disaster risk reduction and other projects going forward. Read Japan: Two Years On
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011
When the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami hit the north eastern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, children were among the most vulnerable. Thousands had their homes devastated, countless lost family members and friends, and children of all ages saw their schools damaged or destroyed.
It’s now been two years since the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the northeastern coast of Japan. We have seen first-hand how children truly are the most vulnerable when a disaster hits – we’ve seen this as their homes have been washed away, their parents, teachers and siblings lost, and their schools have been destroyed. Read our comprehensive report: Japan: 2 Years On: Save the Children’s Response and Recovery Program
In a report published last year by Save the Children, “Fukushima Families”, we found children and parents overwhelmingly spoke of their fear and anxiety around the impact of the nuclear crisis, and a lack of reliable information to help them make informed decisions and move forward with their lives. Download the report
Other Ways to Help
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our donors, Save the Children has raised over $25 million for the Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund.