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The following is the latest news from Peace Winds Japan.

Haiti: Two months after the hurricane


It’s been almost two months since the super hurricane went through western part of Haiti, ripped through houses and farmlands leaving very little from people. Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) distributed tarpaulins and blankets in late October in southwestern Haiti of Torbeck commune in Les Cayes. Recently, PWJ staff went back to the area to see [...]

Haiti: Hurricane Scarred Communities


On October 4, the Hurricane Matthew landed southeastern Haiti and category 4 storm tear through southern part of the country. It was the strongest hurricane in the Caribbean since 2007 and the largest humanitarian emergency since the 2010 earthquake. The most destruction is in the south and southwestern Haiti, where the hurricane made a landfall [...]

Haiti: PWJ Launches Hurricane Matthew Emergency Relief Mission


On October 4th, Category 4 Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti and went through other Caribbean nations, taking many lives and leaving enormous damages to houses and livelihoods. Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is sending staff to start a new disaster response and relief operation in Haiti. PWJ have been gathering information from our former local staff when [...]

Kumamoto: Peace Winds Japan’s Temporary Housing Will Be Operated Through September


It’s been almost 5 months since the magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Kumamoto on Kyushu island in the southern Japan. PWJ has been providing emergency support in Mashiki town along with our partners Civic Force and Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Japan (A-PAD Japan). Currently in Kumamoto, vital life-lines (water and gas) have been restored, [...]

Italy: Earthquake Search and Rescue Activity Canceled


In responding to the potential relief activities for the August 24th earthquake in central Italy, PWJ’s Search and Rescue (SAR) team concluded not to deploy the team. Immediately after the disaster, PWJ organized a joint Search and Rescue (SAR) team with Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD). The team and a SAR dog first [...]