Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs manager with World Vision Japan, Kenjiro Ban, reports from Sendai, Japan - the hardest hit area after the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami. World Vision assessment teams continue to talk with survivors and determine the greatest needs.
An 8.9 magnitude earthquake has hit the city of Sendai in north-east Japan. At least 1,800 people have been killed with numbers expected to be in the 10s of thousands.
Some 10,000 people are missing in Sendai. A nuclear emergency has been declared following explosions at various nuclear plants in the Fukushima area.
Your generous donation to this fund will assist World Vision's work with some of the most vulnerable children and communities in the earthquake and tsunami affected areas. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Funds raised for the Japan Disaster Appeal will be paid into World Vision Australia's new Developed Country Disaster Relief Fund. World Vision Australia has received deductible gift recipient (DGR) endorsement for this Fund from the Australian Taxation Office. This endorsement means that donors to the Fund can claim a tax deduction for donations made (subject to their own personal tax circumstances).