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Japan earthquake: how to help

U.S. sailors move pallets of relief supplies for Japan on their ship in the South China Sea on March 12, 2011. Courtesy of U.S. Navy via Getty Images.

In the wake of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Japan on March 11, many registered charities have been collecting money for the relief effort. Click on the links or call the numbers below to donate.

Canadian Red Cross
1-800-418-1111

Rogers and Fido wireless customers can text ASIA to 30333 to donate $5 to the Canadian Red Cross Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami fund.

Humanitarian Coalition (CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Quebec and Save the Children Canada)

UNICEF Canada


World Vision Canada

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee

For more information on donating foreign aid and Canada’s response to the earthquake in Japan, visit the Foreign Affairs website.