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August 12, 2012
climateadaptation:

Huge earthquake in Iran leaves hundreds dead, thousands homeless. Heartbreaking slide show. The US best step-up and help them. Red Cross set up a donations page.
nbcnews:

‘People need help’: Iran hospitals swamped by earthquake victims
(Photo: Handout / Reuters)
Overcrowded hospitals in northwestern Iran struggled to cope with thousands of earthquake victims on Sunday and rescuers raced to reach remote villages after two powerful quakes killed nearly 300 people. 
Thousands huddled in makeshift camps or slept in the street after Saturday’s quakes in fear of more aftershocks, 60 of which had already struck. A lack of tents and other supplies left them exposed to the night chill, one witness told Reuters. 
Read the complete story.

climateadaptation:

Huge earthquake in Iran leaves hundreds dead, thousands homeless. Heartbreaking slide show. The US best step-up and help them. Red Cross set up a donations page.

nbcnews:

‘People need help’: Iran hospitals swamped by earthquake victims

(Photo: Handout / Reuters)

Overcrowded hospitals in northwestern Iran struggled to cope with thousands of earthquake victims on Sunday and rescuers raced to reach remote villages after two powerful quakes killed nearly 300 people. 

Thousands huddled in makeshift camps or slept in the street after Saturday’s quakes in fear of more aftershocks, 60 of which had already struck. A lack of tents and other supplies left them exposed to the night chill, one witness told Reuters. 

Read the complete story.

13:21 // 1 year ago
March 2, 2012
reuters:

DEVELOPING: The Red Cross says it has recovered the bodies of two journalists killed in Homs, Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik.
Photo: A Turkish journalist holds portraits of American correspondent Marie Colvin (R) and French photographer Remi Ochlik during a demonstration against the killings of journalists in Syria, in front of the Syrian Embassy in Ankara, February 24, 2012. [REUTERS/Umit Bektas]
Read more: ICRC says journalists bodies to be taken to Damascus

Let’s hope their bodies eventually find their way home safely.

reuters:

DEVELOPING: The Red Cross says it has recovered the bodies of two journalists killed in Homs, Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik.

Photo: A Turkish journalist holds portraits of American correspondent Marie Colvin (R) and French photographer Remi Ochlik during a demonstration against the killings of journalists in Syria, in front of the Syrian Embassy in Ankara, February 24, 2012. [REUTERS/Umit Bektas]

Read more: ICRC says journalists bodies to be taken to Damascus

Let’s hope their bodies eventually find their way home safely.

12:22 // 2 years ago
January 30, 2012
The International Committee of the Red Cross has repeatedly betrayed the trust conferred on it by the local population and, in the recent weeks, falsely accused the Mujahideen (Shabaab fighters) of hindering food distribution.
A statement from al-Shabaab • Discussing its decision to bar the Red Cross from the parts of Somalia it controls. That’s right: al-Shabaab is blocking humanitarian aid from being distributed over accusations by the Red Cross that they’re already blocking humanitarian aid from getting distributed. You can’t make this stuff up.
11:15 // 2 years ago
August 27, 2011
Are you near the worst of Hurricane Irene, possibly riding out the storm? The Red Cross has a site where you can tell family members that you’re “Safe and Well.” Please use wisely, folks.

Are you near the worst of Hurricane Irene, possibly riding out the storm? The Red Cross has a site where you can tell family members that you’re “Safe and Well.” Please use wisely, folks.

12:29 // 2 years ago
May 7, 2011
15:28 // 2 years ago
April 3, 2011

Japan’s victims not seeing direct results from donations

  • $1 billion the total donations for Japan’s earthquake relief to the Red Cross
  • none the amount of those donations that have gone directly to victims  source

» Yukiyo Edano says speed it up: Edano, the Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary, explained that the standard procedure is for independent panels throughout the prefectures to decide how to handle the money; basically, distribution at the local level. This can slow the whole process when these communities are in such disarray, though, which is why Edano believes the central government should set up an independent committee. The Red Cross, it bears mentioning, has sent over 200 crisis relief teams into stricken areas. And it must be said in the strongest possible terms that we don’t mean to discourage people who either have, or want to donate to Japan’s relief efforts. Rather, we think it’s worth understanding the functional realities that can hamstring those efforts. But the donations are nonetheless noble, vital, and necessary; none of this changes that.

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14:54 // 3 years ago
March 24, 2011
staff:

In light of the recent disasters, our hearts are focused on the vibrant and wonderful community in Japan.  Your resilience is inspiring, and we hope that recovery will be swift and complete. 少しでも皆さんの力となり、一日でも早く日常の生活が取り戻せる事を願います。
As of today, Japanese is now the newest language available on Tumblr. We’re very grateful for our amazing members in the Japanese community, and we hope you’ll find the new option useful. You can change your language setting on your Preferences page. 
You can also keep up with news from Japan via the #Japan tag page.
To aid the relief and emergency efforts, we’re asking all of our members to contribute to Red Cross International from your Dashboard. Look for the message on the sidebar. Members who donate will unlock the Limited Edition Japanese Tumblr Logo, and Tumblr will match your contributions up to $15,000. 
日本の皆さま, 頑張ってください
Love, タンブラー

Great move.

staff:

In light of the recent disasters, our hearts are focused on the vibrant and wonderful community in Japan.  Your resilience is inspiring, and we hope that recovery will be swift and complete. 少しでも皆さんの力となり、一日でも早く日常の生活が取り戻せる事を願います。

As of today, Japanese is now the newest language available on Tumblr. We’re very grateful for our amazing members in the Japanese community, and we hope you’ll find the new option useful. You can change your language setting on your Preferences page. 

You can also keep up with news from Japan via the #Japan tag page.

To aid the relief and emergency efforts, we’re asking all of our members to contribute to Red Cross International from your Dashboard. Look for the message on the sidebar. Members who donate will unlock the Limited Edition Japanese Tumblr Logo, and Tumblr will match your contributions up to $15,000. 

日本の皆さま, 頑張ってください

Love, タンブラー

Great move.

14:51 // 3 years ago
March 17, 2011
20:19 // 3 years ago
March 14, 2011

Donations flood in for Japan’s earthquake relief effort

  • $7.75
    million
    the amount donated to the Red Cross specifically for the Japan quake
  • $1.1
    million
    the amount donated to the Red Cross via text messaging alone source
15:00 // 3 years ago
March 12, 2011
viasquaredd:

1000 reblogs = $10
10000 reblogs = $100 .. and so on
Okay, we know, we know, it’s shameless self promotion. We will be  using the increased traffic from our website to fund this donation. We  will be sending Red Cross the check for the Japan Earthquake and Pacific  Tsunami.
UPDATE: We forgot to add what we’d do if someone were to “like” the  post. We will combine the reblogs and likes we got from our last post  along with the reblogs and likes we get from this post.
We wish we can donate more, but it’s all we can handle. If you would like to donate directly to the cause, please click here.
We will be donating 1 cent per every reblog, 1 cent for every like and 5 cents per every new  follower we get. We’ll be sending the check to American Red Cross.
Email us at what@viaSQUARED.com for any questions regarding this.
EDIT! Hopefully this will get enough notes, but if it gets too many, we’d have to stop it at 50000!

In regards to our earlier post about Red Cross reblog schemes, this appears legit but extremely unsavory. Shameless self-promotion? Not fans. Not fans at all. This is Kenneth Cole territory to us. (Note that we did not reblog this.)

viasquaredd:

1000 reblogs = $10

10000 reblogs = $100 .. and so on

Okay, we know, we know, it’s shameless self promotion. We will be using the increased traffic from our website to fund this donation. We will be sending Red Cross the check for the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami.

UPDATE: We forgot to add what we’d do if someone were to “like” the post. We will combine the reblogs and likes we got from our last post along with the reblogs and likes we get from this post.

We wish we can donate more, but it’s all we can handle. If you would like to donate directly to the cause, please click here.

We will be donating 1 cent per every reblog, 1 cent for every like and 5 cents per every new follower we get. We’ll be sending the check to American Red Cross.

Email us at what@viaSQUARED.com for any questions regarding this.

EDIT! Hopefully this will get enough notes, but if it gets too many, we’d have to stop it at 50000!

In regards to our earlier post about Red Cross reblog schemes, this appears legit but extremely unsavory. Shameless self-promotion? Not fans. Not fans at all. This is Kenneth Cole territory to us. (Note that we did not reblog this.)

0:51 // 3 years ago