Rescue workers, aided by teams from at least a dozen countries, have begun to dig out bodies in Japan's devastated northeastern coastal towns. More than 1,800 people have been confirmed dead, but the estimate of those killed is believed to be at least 10,000. The Japanese government has sent 100,000 troops to lead the aid effort, as well as water, food, gasoline and blankets, and some 70 countries have offered assistance. But many areas are still unreachable, and millions of people have now gone since Friday with little water or food and no heat or electricity. Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan told reporters this is the country's most severe crisis since the end of World War Two.

U.S. organizations are that accepting donations to help the Japanese include: