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Donate to respond to the Pacific earthquake and tsunami

A deadly 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan on Friday, March 11. The resulting aftershocks and tsunami destroyed homes, vehicles and entire towns. Thousands of people were killed and thousands are still missing.

Prior to the March 11 disaster, Habitat for Humanity Japan’s work focused on sending local volunteers to build in developing countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region and to raise local funds to support Habitat for Humanity’s work outside Japan, including other countries impacted by disaster. In response to the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami, Habitat for Humanity is assessing the overall shelter needs and Habitat Japan’s local capacity to contribute to the recovery and reconstruction.

In the short-term, Habitat for Humanity Japan is mobilizing its pool of local volunteers and recruiting others to support the Japanese government’s initial clean-up and relief operation, which will start in earnest after the search and rescue operations have finished.

Longer-term, Habitat for Humanity will continue to provide volunteer support to rebuild the disaster-stricken areas of the country. Habitat for Humanity International will also assist Habitat for Humanity Japan in rebuilding its own capacity to serve families in need of shelter within the Asia-Pacific region and around the world.

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