Help Japanese People


On March 11, 2011, a huge 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan, causing widespread destruction. Hundreds were killed, with ports and airports remain closed.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolence to Emperor Akihito of Japan on the victims of devastating earthquake which hit Japan.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai sent a similar cable to Emperor Akihito.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that U.A.E. citizens in Japan are safe.

Many organizations and funds across the world have mobilized to provide relief to thousands  affected by the disaster.

In response to the quake, The Red Cross has already launched efforts in Japan. Visit or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone.

Save the Children has also responded. The organization is currently organizing efforts and donations to its Children’s Emergency Fund will support outreach.

International Medical Corps is responding to the health needs of the disaster’s victims. To donate or learn about other ways you can contribute to its medical response, visit A

The Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund was launched at to garner funds that will be given to a variety of relief organizations helping victims of the earthquake. It has already raised over $100,000, particularly from concerned Twitter users around the world.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is sending small teams to the affected prefectures in Japan. To learn more about the organization’s efforts or make a donation, visit

Google has stepped up to help. Along with a tsunami alert posted on its front page, Google has launched the Person Finder: 2011 Japan Earthquake to help connect people that may have been displaced due to the disaster. Google has also launched a crisis response page filled with local resources and emergency information.

PayPal’s nonprofit group, announced that transactional fees incurred by money transfers to US 501(c)(3) organizations (or charities registered with the Canada Revenue Agency) between March 11 and April 10 will aid relief efforts in Japan.


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