The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is a reliable source of information about the earthquake and Tsunami that rocked Japan last week. Here are some highlights from their latest update.
Something unimaginably horrible has happened in Japan and we all want to help. The question is, how? What’s the best way to give in a disaster like this? I’d argue that right now, we wait.
It would seem that the next several hours are critical to determining whether or not a nuclear meltdown will occur at the earthquake struck Fukushima Daiichi plant.
After major natural disaster events like the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan last week, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) kicks into gear to coordinate the humanitarian aid communities' response. OCHA will produce regular reports that provide statistics on the disaster and international response.
The most serious nuclear crisis since the Chernobyl disaster: Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility is rocked by an explosion. Officials suggest a meltdown may already be occurring.
While we rightly ought to remain very concerned about the earthquake today, chances are it will be far less destructive than recent terrible natural disasters.