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CARE Offices in Asia on High Alert as Tsunami Developments Unfold

TOKYO, Japan - A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan this morning unleashing a major tsunami, which has caused major damage in the country. CARE staff in the Tokyo office felt a tremor, but no injuries have been reported. As a major industrial economy, Japan has earthquake response measures in place. However, new information is coming in by the hour, so CARE offices in Asia are on high alert and have ensured that staff are informed of the tsunami warnings and other related developments. In the Philippines, CARE’s partner organization has assisted five villages on the coast to evacuate inhabitants. CARE’s emergency staff is currently standing by and will continue to be ready to assist should the tsunami hit the coasts of developing nations such as Indonesia or Papua New Guinea.
 

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