Many of the athletes and officials travelling to Tokyo for Sunday's GrandSlam made the same journey exactly one year ago. It was also on a Friday, on 11 March, that they became witnesses, even from a distance and relative safety, of an enormous human tragedy that started to unfold in the aftermath of the earthquake that affected Eastern Japan. One year on it is time to remember and to continue to express solidarity ...
More than 53 billion yen (528 million EUR or 693 Million USD) have been donated through Red Cross - Red Crescent societies worldwide. These funds are helping to make residents in temporary housing more comfortable, as well as supporting the most vulnerable, such as the elderly and children. They are also going towards the construction of temporary hospitals and clinics. Global donations have allowed the Red Cross to make a real difference in helping survivors of the tsunami to regain their resilience. But more is still needed.
The Japan Red Cross Society has extended the donation period through 30 September 2012. Click here!
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