Japan Relief: 100,000 Children Displaced
Japan is in a state of emergency. An 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Japan on March 11, 2011, triggering a deadly tsunami. At the Fukushima nuclear plant, the quake caused massive explosions which threaten surrounding communities. Japanese media report that the death toll is rising. Thousands remain missing in the aftermath of the tragic disasters.
Save the Children has a team in Sendai, one of the worst-affected areas, establishing an operations base to help the most vulnerable children and their families.
Japan Disaster Facts
* An estimated 100,000 children have been displaced from their homes
Japan facing three disasters: earthquake, tsunami and nuclear radiation
Japan is on high nuclear alert for two nuclear reactors in Fukushima
Many tsunami-affected areas are still cut off from relief
More than 465 roads, 43 bridges and seven railways washed away
More than 380,000 people evacuated across the country
Latest News Update
Save the Children warns that as many as 100,000 children may have been displaced because of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Read the press release on their site.