(VOVworld) – Hundreds of people laid floral wreaths and lit candles Wednesday at the "Peace on Earth" concert in Tokyo to commemorate victims of the earthquake and tsunami calamity in northeast Japan 4 years ago. Participants prayed for a peaceful and happy life. Addressing the memorial ceremony, head of the organizing board Suzuki Koichig called on the community to continue their support for the northeast region through charity activities. The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March, 2011, left more than 20,000 people dead including some 3,000 still missing. Tens of thousands of people who lost their homes are still living in temporary housing. … [Read more...] about Japan commemorates victims of 2011 earthquake and tsunami
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BTO - Binh Thuan Fatherland Front Committee and Binh Thuan Red Cross have received people's money to support Japanese people affected by the earthquake and tsunami, on March 11th, 2011. There has been the participation of the leaders of Veteran Association, Overseas Vietnamese Association, fomer Political Prisoner Association, Elderly People Association… Binh Thuan Relief Committee and lottery company supported VND 20 million. Binh Minh hotel donated VND 16 million. There was donation of VND 4 million from Propaganda Department of Binh Thuan provincial Party Committee. Ms Nguyen Thi Sau and Ms Bui Thi Dat supported VND 2 million… The total cash is VND 49.019 million and there is VND 43.941 million transferred by the units. The Binh Thuan Red Cross continues to receive money from organizations and individuals in order to assist Japanese people untill April 15th, 2011. … [Read more...] about Nearly VND 100 million donated to support Japanese people affected by the earthquake and Tsunami
After calling for supporting Japan people affected from the earthquake and tsunami, Thua Thien Hue province Red Cross Society collected more than 538 millons dong till 06 April 2011. Up till now, the provincial Red Cross Society has received the support of 44 individuals and organizations in the province in the expectation to share Japanese people's difficulties from the natural disaster. According to the provincial Red Cross Society, this can be seen as the primary result. The Society hopes that more and more individuals, organizations, agencies and sectors in the province will support Japanese people to overcome the consequences of the earthquake and tsunami through the provincial Red Cross Society. … [Read more...] about More than 538 million dong was given to assist Japanese people to overcome the earthquake and tsunami consequences.
The Vietnam Red Cross has so far received VND 2.15 billion from organisations and individuals nationwide in support for victims of the earthquake and tsunamis which hit South and Southeast Asian countries on December 26. After announcing the news, the Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Le Dzung said at a regular press briefing on January 6 that the drive to give aid to victims of the earthquake and tsunamis is continuing. The first stage of the drive is scheduled to be reviewed on January 15. The Vietnamese Government has granted USD 450,000 in aid to disaster-stricken countries. According to Le Dung, the sum of USD 450,000 is a remarkable figure as compared to Vietnam's GDP and while the country is still facing numerous difficulties. More than VND 2 billion raised in only a few days is a huge figure while there are other drives calling for aid to other victims in Vietnam. Answering Novosti's questions relating to the meeting on the earthquake and tsunami aftermath held in Indonesia, Le … [Read more...] about Over VND 2 billion collected for earthquake and tsunami victims
The Vietnamese Government and people will continue, together with the international community, to support the earthquake and tsunami-hit countries, pledged Ambassador Le Luong Minh, Head of the Vietnamese permanent representative mission to the United Nations, at the session of the 59th United Nations General Assembly on January 18th. On behalf of the Vietnamese Government and people, Ambassador Minh conveyed the deepest sympathy and sincere solidarity from Vietnam to the governments and people of the countries which have been heavily hit by the earthquake and tsunami. Vietnam welcomed and supported drastic measures taken by the internationnal community to help earthquake and tsunami-hit countries in the recent period, he said, noting that the Vietnamese Government has decided to grant around half a million USD to help victims in such countries. Meanwhile, Vietnamese people and mass organisations have actively responded to fundraising drives, which were launched by the Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Vietnam is ready to support earthquake and tsunami-hit countries