I felt it was a good idea to combine all the news we in EGL may find relevant regarding the Japan earthquake/tsunamis. Hopefully this will help you keep tabs in EGL-related news regarding the situation, as well as help you figure out how to help, what to do, and keep informed, whether you live in or out of Japan right now. Please submit anything important you find!KEY POINTS FOR EVERYONE RIGHT NOW
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- Be very careful in reposting/reblogging/retweeting pieces of sensationalist information that do not have a reliable source. This causes more panic and confusion, especially for foreign people in Japan who cannot speak the language as they rely on translated news into English and other languages, the update speed of which is very slow compared to the Japanese updates.
- Do not believe things like death rumours, donation rumours, etc. If it has no reputable source besides a gossip site or Twitter hashtags, it's fake.
- Be careful when donating - lots of charity scams are shooting up right now. A reputable list of major charities is listed below.
- If you are still looking for people, try Red Cross Intl. Family Links and Google Crisis Response/People-Finder.
Again, extra sources, links, photos, and whathaveyou, always welcome and I'll add it to this post when I can.