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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:08 PM
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Donations for quake victims go undelivered despite desperate needs
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 07:11 PM by AsahinaKimi


While hundreds of billions of yen have been donated for victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake, central and local government authorities have not been able to distribute the badly needed cash to those in need as the regions affected by the tremor and tsunami are so huge that it is difficult to come to grips with the full extent of the damage.

The Japanese Red Cross Society and other organizations say they will form "relief money distribution committees" to decide on the criteria and methods of distribution as well as ways of informing the victims in order to distribute the money in a fair manner. The Japanese Red Cross Society had received about 98 billion yen in cash donations as of April 2, more than the cumulative amount of donations received over six months for the victims of the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake. The Central Community Chest of Japan, known for its Red Feather Community Chest Movement, had received a total of about 18 billion yen as of April 1.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110406p2a00m0na01...

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Meh! :spank: come on Japan, you can do better than that...
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