U.S. NGOs Respond to Japan Tsunami

Mar 11, 2011, 17:18 ET from InterAction

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S. NGOs working abroad, are responding to the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that devastated parts of northern Japan earlier today. A complete list of organizations responding to the crisis is available at www.interaction.org.

The Japanese government's disaster response capacity is highly developed and very sophisticated, but as stated by Samuel A. Worthington, president of InterAction, "Our community stands ready to help as needed. Our members have quickly mobilized efforts and are communicating with directly with civil society groups in Japan."

Initial reports indicate that over 1,000 people have lost their lives. Hundreds of thousands of people and perhaps millions more have been affected.

InterAction is the largest alliance US-based nongovernmental international organizations with nearly 190 members. Our members operate in every developing country, working with local communities to overcome poverty and suffering by helping to improve their quality of life. Visit www.interaction.org

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