Press Releases World — 13 March 2011

Members of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S. NGOs working abroad, are responding to the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that devastated parts of northern Japan earlier today.

A complete list of organizations responding to the crisis is available on the web at

The Japanese government’s disaster response capacity is highly developed and very sophisticated, but as stated by Samuel A. Worthington, president of InterAction, “Our community stands ready to help as needed. Our members have quickly mobilized efforts and are communicating with directly with civil society groups in Japan.”

Initial reports indicate that over 1,000 people have lost their lives. Hundreds of thousands of people and perhaps millions more have been affected.

InterAction is the largest alliance US-based non-governmental international organizations with nearly 190 members. Our members operate in every developing country, working with local communities to overcome poverty and suffering by helping to improve their quality of life.

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Richard Lee

Richard has been traveling since he took a year off from college, where he was doing a BA in Journalism. He traveled half the world, backpacking with his girlfriend (now his wife). They spent time in South America, Asia, Greece and much of Europe. After writing about his experiences for several airline and travel magazines, he never went back to college.

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