How donations help disaster victims

Donations directly to Japanese Red Cross

100 per cent of the money donated directly to the Japanese Red Cross by individuals and corporations in Japan and overseas will be distributed to prefecture Grant Disbursement Committees for distribution by municipal governments as cash grants to those most in need.

As of 21 July 2011, we have received JPY 269 billion (USD 3.4 billion), and disbursed JPY 227 billion (USD 2.9 billion) in response to the requests from disaster-affected prefectures.

Donations to Japanese Red Cross from Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world

Donations received from other National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies will be used for Japanese Red Cross relief and early recovery activities, for example, distributing a set of basic appliances for people moving into purpose-built temporary homes.

As of 29 June 2011, we have received JPY 33.6 billion (USD 416 million) from National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world.