Catholic Relief Services is working with Caritas International and others to find pathways to bring aid to the many thousands stricken by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that devastated northern Japan on March 11th.
“The people of Japan who have suffered this tragedy are our brothers and sisters,” Sean Callahan, vice president of overseas operations said. “Though it is too early to know the exact details of how we will help, we know that it is our mission to aid them in this time of need. As our mission is to serve the world’s most poor and vulnerable people, CRS does not normally have a program in Japan. But, just as we did after the Kobe Earthquake in 1995, we will find appropriate partners for the expression of generosity by Catholics in the United States and others of goodwill.”