The massive earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March have caused widespread destruction and suffering, relayed on television screens around the world.
The Japanese Red Cross has 115 response teams working on the ground now, as they have been since the disaster began, providing first aid and emergency healthcare, as well as distributing relief items. The teams are made up of more than 730 staff, including doctors and nurses.
More than 4,300 people have died in the disaster, thousands are injured or missing, and more than 440,000 people have had to leave their homes.
Our supporters have responded to this situation with huge generosity and solidarity in their donations to the Japan Tsunami Appeal. We are extremely grateful for and humbled by their support. Thank you to everyone who has given.
The costs of the relief effort, and of rebuilding the homes and lives of those affected, will be immense. Donations to Y101fm.com will be PERSONALLY DELIVERED directly to the Japanese Red Cross .All humanitarian aid will be used towards helping the Japanese people recover from this devastating natural disaster over the coming months and years. If you need receipts or confirmation of donations we will provide you with one, either from the Japanese consulate, CCC or Y101.This one time the world should forget differences and help mankind. Thank you for you hearts and Generosity!