Japan Tsunami Appeal

    On Friday 11th March 2011 a massive earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale triggered a series of tsunamis that devastated Japan. Concrete sea walls were ripped apart; boats, cars and buildings were swallowed; and whole towns were swept away. Several nuclear reactors have also seen their cooling systems fail leading to the possibility of nuclear fallout. The overall scale of destruction has been unimaginable.

    At least 5000 are confirmed dead, but with thousands still unaccounted for, there are fears that the death toll could rise to more than 10000. Another 500,000 are currently enduring freezing temperatures with little to no shelter, food or medical supplies. There is also a desperate shortage of fuel and winter clothing. The Japanese government has now declared a state of emergency.

    Current relief efforts in the hardest hit areas are being hampered by blizzards, freezing temperatures and a now non-existent infrastructure.

    UWT urges everyone to join hands with the relief efforts and donate generously for this emergency appeal.