Japan – how can we help?

The situation in Japan continues to worsen with millions displaced and thousands missing. This morning the Guardian reports “The country faces an increasingly desperate humanitarian crisis caused by the direct effects of Friday’s huge earthquake a resultant tsunami, one made worse by freezing weather.┬áThe official death toll has now hit 3,676, with 7,845 people registered as unaccounted for. Survivors, many of them homeless, are struggling with a wave of cold weather forecast to last well into this week, with night time temperatures dipping to -5C in some places.”

How can we help? At the moment the Disasters Emergency Committee is not planning to launch an appeal. Instead they suggest people consider donating to the following groups: