“The current situation of the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear plants is in a way the most severe crisis in the past 65 years since World War II.”
–Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan
Three consecutive threats: An 8.9-magnitude earthquake, the strongest recorded quake to hit Japan; a violent tsunami that triggered waves of up to 33 feet; and possible radiation leakage from several nuclear power plants damaged by the natural disasters.
This picture is 150miles away from epicenter. The damage is considerable, even hundreds of miles from the epicenter of the quake.
Food for the Hungry (FH) is working with Japan International Food for the Hungry and Friends with the Voiceless who are on the ground to provide assistance. With the experienced Japanese govt. & emergency services coordinating national and international efforts, FH niche will be to strengthen our partners and the local churches outreach to their respective communities. We will be taking our cues from our Japanese partners on the ground to meet the most urgent needs. Typically in disasters like this needs include spiritual and emotional care, basic necessities such as hygiene kits, water, food and logistical and coordination support and shelter, which is one need churches are often well placed to provide.
To learn more, visit the Japan Emergency Response Page.