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(Philippines) PWJ responds to Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong)

2018.9.16

On September 14, Peace Winds Japan/A-PAD Japan Search and SAR and emergency response teams arrived in the Philippines ahead of Typhoon Mangkhut (local name: Ompong) was to make a landfall in northern Philippines.  The team was met with our local partners, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), APAD-Philippines. and received briefing of the situation. (right photo credit: [...]

(Japan) Hokkaido earthquake – Search and Rescue operation began

2018.9.7

On September 5, a powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan, triggered massive landslides, island-wide power outages, and damaged roads extensively. A Search and Rescue (SAR) and medical team, was immediately formed by Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) and its partners A-PAD and Civic Force, and the team arrived near the landslide-affected [...]

(Indonesia) PWJ dispatches staff to earthquake emergency relief in Lombok island

2018.8.7

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Lombok island, Indonesia, which destroyed more than 1,000 houses and buildings, and over 10,000 people to evacuate and claimed dozens of lives. Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) has formed a emergency response team with its partner organizations, Asia Pacific Alliance (A-PAD) and Civic Force, consisted with Search and Rescue staff, medical staff, [...]

[United States announced emergency assistance for the west Japan floods]

2018.7.24

Hiroshima, Japan, July 24, 2018 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided $100,000 to support the humanitarian assistance efforts of Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) for the people in western Japan affected by severe flooding and landslides. PWJ has been providing emergency relief in affected cities such as Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture [...]

(Japan) West Japan Flood Relief Update

2018.7.18

PWJ has began a full emergency relief operation to severely flooded areas in Hiroshima and Okayama Prefectures, Distribution of relief items and support of evacuation centers In Mihara city, Hiroshima, and Kurashiki and Kure city, Okayama, PWJ and our corporate partners have been delivering food, water and other drinks, mattresses, clothing, hygiene kits, as well [...]