Multiple catastrophes handicap Japan when a 9.0 earthquake struck the northern part of the country, followed by a devastating tsunami, which caused radiation leaks from damaged nuclear plants. These Internet resources provide current information on this unfolding tragedy.



American Red Cross
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization.

Beyond Nuclear
Working for a world free from nuclear power and nuclear weapons.

Catholic Relief Services
Giving hope to a world of need.

Countermeasures for 2011 Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake
Official information from the Prime Minister of Japan and his cabinet.

Doctors Without Borders=Medecins Sans Frontieres
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.

Embassy of the United States : Tokyo, Japan
Ongoing updates regarding the earthquake and travel for Americans in Japan.

Humanity First USA
Humanity First USA was incorporated in the United States in 2004 as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization (EIN# 20-0464012). Since then, HFUSA has served in disaster and human development areas within the US as well as in several other countries around the world.

International Rescue Committee
Since 1933, the International Rescue Committee goes to crisis zones to rescue and rebuild. We lead refugees from harm to home.

Japan Earthquake News
Ongoing coverage from the BBC.

Japan Earthquake: Before and After
Aerial photos taken over Japan reveal the scale of devastation across dozens of suburbs and tens of thousands of homes and businesses. Hover over each satellite photo to view the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami.

Japan: News and Videos
Ongoing coverage from CNN.

Save the Children
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world.

Timeline: The Japanese Nuclear Emergency
Since Friday's record earthquake, IEEE Spectrum has continued to report on Japan's ongoing nuclear emergency. In the following timeline, we've compiled the recent happenings from information released by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as well as stories published by IEEE Spectrum. We will continue to update this post as we learn more.

UNICEF is deploying clean water and sanitation supplies, therapeutic foods, medical supplies and temporary shelter to Jacmel and Port-au-Prince. UNICEF will also be focusing on children who have become separated from their families to protect them from harm or exploitation.

World Health Organization (WHO)
Part of the United Nations focusing on health issues in developing countries. An important source for health statistics.

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