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February 08, 2016

Humanitarian Situation Develops While World Offers Assistance  On the ground, the humanitarian situation has been "unfolding on multiple fronts - from a sudden rise in newly orphaned children to shortages of water, food, fuel and electricity to overflowing toilets in overwhelmed shelters and erratic care of traumatized survivors," Reuters reports.

For a fourth night, millions of people in the country's northeast region went without "water, food or heating in near-freezing temperatures, as tens of thousands of rescue workers struggled to reach them. ... By Monday, 550,000 people had been evacuated after the earthquake and tsunami that killed at least 10,000," according to the news service.

"Hundreds of foreign rescue workers are assisting quake and tsunami victims but the United Nations does not plan to mount a bigger relief operation unless requested, U.N. aid officials said on Monday" (Kubota, 3/14). The Japanese government on Monday confirmed that 91 countries and nine international organization had offered to aid with relief efforts, the Guardian reports (Ford/Provost, 3/14).

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