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Japanese Red Cross Appeal

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Hotcourses urges our users to donate to the Japanese Red Cross Appeal

As Japan continues to deal with a rapidly evolving humanitarian crisis after Friday's massive earthquake, measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale, subsequent tsunami and emerging nuclear situation, NGOs and charities across the world are urging people to donate.
The earthquake triggered a tsunami which hit the east coast of Japan with 7-metre-high waves, leaving a trail of destruction. So far, more than 2,000 people have died in the disaster and many more are injured or displaced from areas along Japan's east coast.

The number of confirmed dead is expected to rise considerably in the coming days. The earthquake has caused severe damage to buildings, leaving millions of homes without electricity and water.

The Japanese Red Cross has been working on the ground since the disaster began, mobilising teams of doctors, nurses and support staff, to provide first aid and healthcare and assess the needs of the Japanese people and others affected by the disaster.

Hotcourses would like to extend our deepest condolences to the people of Japan and to those affected by the Tohoku Pacific Ocean earthquake. The degree of suffering and destruction that the earthquake and tsunami have brought to large areas of Japan is almost impossible to comprehend.

As the situation is very fluid and information on the number of people affected by the earthquake, tsunami and current nuclear situation is constantly changing, we advise you to check the news regularly for an update on the situation as it unfolds.

Donate to the Red Cross
We are urging our staff and all of our users to visit the Red Cross site and to make a donation through these pages:



Useful links:
Parents and guardians worried about students in Japan should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office helpline (+44 20 7008 0000; japan.earthquake@fco.gov.uk).

Many educational institutions in Japan have posted helplines and emergency contact numbers, so check individual websites for up-to-date news and advice.

The Red Cross has current information for people who need to contact family in Japan:

Google has launched a person finder tool:

The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office is currently advising against all but essential travel to north eastern Japan and Tokyo.

For the latest UK response including information for British nationals in Japan:

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