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Japan (tsunami relief money)
More than 169 billion yen in relief money offered as donations to the Japanese Red Cross Society and the Central Community Chest of Japan for people affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami is still being kept by the two bodies, their officials said Sunday. Of the 251.3 billion yen collected by the two groups, only 82.2 billion yen, or about one-third, has been sent to 15 prefectures hit by the disaster. $$$
About 42 million people were forced to flee their homes because of natural disasters around the world in 2010, more than double the number during the previous year, experts said Monday. $$$
The death toll in floods sweeping Haiti hit 23 Tuesday, officials said, adding the rains had caused considerable damage in the Caribbean nation still struggling to rebuild after a huge quake. $$$
Japan (tsunami cars graveyard)
In Japan, more than 270,000 cars were ruined in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. For the msnbc.com team reporting on the recovery in the Kesennuma area, the sheer number of ruined vehicles has been surprising. Multimedia producer Jim Seida captured a surround image of dozens of ruined cars neatly stacked for disposal. Explore them in the panoramic image below. $$$
Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it expects operating profit this business year to fall 35 percent to 300 billion yen ($3.7 billion) after Japan’s biggest earthquake on record severely disrupted car production and slashed sales. $$$
Armenia (earthquake preparedness)
During the June 10 sitting, the Armenian government approved a plan submitted by Armenian Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan for organization of population’s protection in case of a massive earthquake. The plan is of keen importance for Armenia, which is located in a seismic zone. Besides, according to experts, around 80% of constructions in Yerevan are not earthquake-proof. $$$
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