The world has become a global force of doing good in the wake of the devastation from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
102 countries and 14 international organizations had offered assistance to Japan, according to Reuters.
From countries such as Afghanistan -- with struggles of its own-- to nations such as China, which has a storied past of strife with Japan. In this moment of need, the generosity of other countries and the outpour of monetary and material aid to Japan has dissolved traditional political and economic boundaries.
Read on to see how the world is giving to Japan.
The latest figures show 3,300 confirmed dead in Japan and many thousands missing, according to the Associated Press. Forbes reports that Britain will send a search-and-rescue team of more than 60 specialists, two rescue dogs and a medical support team. Britain also sent heavy lifting equipment to remove the debris thought to be covering thousands more corpses, according to the Los Angeles Times. France sent about 100 people including rescue workers, civil security squads and a medical team. Japanese authorities have asked them to assist in clearing and rescue efforts, according to Forbes. Reuters reports Australia sent an urban search and rescue team to Miyagi prefecture.
Military forces are on the ground, en route and standing by to support Japanese efforts with the humanitarian crisis. The U.S. has deployed its Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps, according to the Wall Street Journal. The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan also arrived in Japan to help with air rescue operations and to deliver relief supplies, the Los Angeles Times reports. India's navy, among other countries', is on standby to send ships to Japan, Reuters reports.
Medical teams from all over the world are being dispatched to help in Japan. The Turkish Red Crescent agency, Switzerland's Humanitarian Aid Response Team, Canadian Medical Assistance and Doctors Without Borders have deployed doctors and first-aid workers to Japan, according to the Los Angeles Times. Reuters reports Hungary will send a 16-member crew to check radiation levels and do medical advisory work. The Australian government has offered field hospitals and victim identification specialists.
The BBC indicates that more than 500,000 people are now homeless after the earthquake. With Japanese shelters filling up and supplies dwindling, Reuters reports that countries such as Taiwan are sending clothing, blankets and food, and will start shipping heaters. Indonesia will send personnel who have experience in Haiti, along with blankets, mattresses, water tanks and bottled water.
Japan's unfolding nuclear crisis worsens with news Tuesday that the power plant Fukushima Dai-Ichi erupted in fire for a second time. Reuters reports the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has deployed a disaster team that includes nuclear experts. Russia's state nuclear corporation has offered assistance as well.
With Japan's immediate needs still unknown, money may be the best resource. Reuters reports China has donated $4.56 million of relief supplies to Japan. The country's Red Cross Society has donated almost $2 million. A number of South Korean banks will donate almost $2.6 million, according to South Korean Yonhap News Agency. Reuters reveals the U.S. has allotted $35 million for its operation "Tomodachi", meaning friendship in Japanese. Despite insecurities of its own, the southern Afghan city of Kandahar announced it was donating $50,000.
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