Over 100,000 children have been displaced from their homes as a result of the recent events in Japan. The following groups focus on seeing to the needs of these children and their families and/or caretakers.
Save the Children
Donations to the Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund will exclusively be used to help provide disaster relief and support for Japanese children. In addition to immediate relief, this fund will help support long-term recovery plans to restore education and child care in Japanese communities ravaged by the disasters. Save the Children teams are in Sendai to help children affected by the earthquake and tsunami, and are in the process of setting up child-friendly spaces. These are protective play areas that help relieve the anxiety faced by children and allow them to spend time with other children and play while being supervised by responsible adults. The play areas also give parents much needed time that they can dedicate to finding food sources, work, accommodation and locating other friends and family.
World Vision Japan (Japanese site) and World Vision USA (English)
Blankets, bottled water, and sanitary and hygiene supplies are among the items in World Vision's distribution to assist more than 6,000 people in urgent need in Minami Sanriku, where 9,600 townspeople have been displaced into 40 shelters.