With over 161,000 people still living in evacuation centers more than three weeks after the massive earthquake and tsunami, and thousands more who have nowhere to go and are living in their cars, the humanitarian condition in Japan is still dire. According the World Health Organization, more than half of the hospitals located in the hardest hit cities of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima prefectures have reached full capacity and are unable to accept new patients, and 33 hospitals are unable to accept any patients at all due to lack of resources and staff.
The first emergency airlift of medical supplies from AmeriCares has arrived in Japan. The more than 17 tons of critical aid is being received by Tohoku University Hospital in Sendai to support health care efforts in the devastated region.
AmeriCares is a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate response to emergency medical needs - and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs - for all people around the world, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion. AmeriCares has developed partnerships here in the U.S. and around the world that ensure that for every dollar you donate to AmeriCares, they can deliver $35 in lifesaving medicines, medical supplies and humanitarian aid to the people who need it the most.
From now until June, EyeCare 20/20 is supporting AmeriCares and their continuing relief efforts for those affected by the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. You can help too, make a $50 donation to AmeriCares and we will match the donation and give you $500 off a bilateral LASIK procedure.