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Crisis In Japan: Here's How To Help

In New Taipei City, Taiwan, relief goods were ready Sunday to be shipped to Japan. i i

hide captionIn New Taipei City, Taiwan, relief goods were ready Sunday to be shipped to Japan.

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In New Taipei City, Taiwan, relief goods were ready Sunday to be shipped to Japan.

In New Taipei City, Taiwan, relief goods were ready Sunday to be shipped to Japan.

Patrick Lin /AFP/Getty Images

Americans are always generous when others are in need. For those looking for ways to help the people in Japan who are suffering from Friday's devastating earthquake and the tsunamis it generated:

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is linking to InterAction.org's list of "appropriate disaster relief" organizations now working in Japan. There are 22 organization's on InterAction's list as of now and it has contact/donation information for each.

Here they are. Each is linked to its website. And just to be clear, these are the organizations that USAID, through InterAction, is pointing people to. NPR is not trying to steer anyone toward any organization.

Update at 2 p.m. ET, March 18: InterAction has again added to its list. So we've edited the one below to reflect the changes.

Update at 9:30 a.m. ET, March 15; InterAction has added six groups to its list, and we've added them to the box below as well.

Aid Groups

-- Adventist Development and Relief Agency International's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- All Hands Volunteers's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- American Red Cross International Services's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- AmeriCares's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT)'s Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Baptist World Alliance / Baptist World Aid's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Brother's Brother Foundation's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Catholic Relief Services's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Christian Reformed World Relief Committee's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Church World Service's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Direct Relief International's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Episcopal Relief & Development's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Giving Children Hope's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Habitat for Humanity International's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Handicap International's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- International Medical Corps's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- International Rescue Committee's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Islamic Relief USA's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Life for Relief & Development's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Medical Teams International's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Mercy Corps's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Operation Blessing's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Operation USA's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Presbyterian Disaster Assistance/Hunger Program's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Relief International's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Salvation Army World Service Office's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- Save the Children's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- United Methodist Committee on Relief's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- US Fund for UNICEF's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- World Concern's Response to Japan Tsunami

-- World Vision, United States's Response to Japan Tsunami

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