ADC Saddened by Humanitarian Crisis in Japan

Washington, DC | | March 14, 2011 -- The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) extends its deepest sympathies to the people of Japan in light of the recent tragedies arising from the earthquake and the follow-on tsunami. 

As you may already know, a tragic earthquake, registering a magnitude of 8.9, and a follow-on tsunami caused devastation in Japan on Friday, March 11th. The death toll is estimated to exceed 1,800 people and it is feared that the actual number will be much higher, as over 9,000 people are still missing, and about 200,000 people are in temporary shelters as reported by news media. 

While the devastation is unimaginable, we urge you to help in any way you can in the relief efforts. If you wish to donate, please see the following list of relief organizations or designate an entity of your own choosing. 

American Red Cross: Call (800) 733-27677, text REDCROSS to 90999 (each text is a $10 donation) or visit

InterAction:  A list of InterAction members who are accepting donations for earthquake relief can be found here.

Global Giving: You can donate on the Global Giving website or text JAPAN to 50555 (each text is a $10 donation).

International Medical Corps: You can donate on the International Medical Corps website, call (800) 481-4462 or text MED to 80888 (each text is a $10 donation).

Mercy Corps: You can donate on the Mercy Corp website, which has set up a donation fund for their partner Peace Winds Japan. You can also call to donate at (888) 747-7440.

The Salvation Army: You can text "Japan" or "Quake" to 80888 (each text is a $10 donation). You can also call The Salvation Army at 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY to donate to victims of the earthquake and tsunami.