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The following is the latest news from Peace Winds Japan.

[Kenya]ALONG THE TRANSIT CORRIDORS PWJ ‘s intricate contribution to Kakuma and Kalobeyei Reception Centers


Akatch (a pseudonym), a 23-year-old mother of two, scrambles early every morning to find water for her daily needs at a reception center in the Kakuma refugee camp in the arid northwest of Kenya, and waits in line for food rations with a ration card to feed herself and her screaming children. The Akatch, along [...]

Refugee women and hygiene promoters discussing on menstrual hygiene management

[Ukraine] RAC (Refugee Accommodation Center) Support Activities Carry on to Their Sixth Month


Peace Winds Japan, in collaboration with the National Congress of Ukrainians of Moldova (NCUM), a Moldovan NGO, is managing a temporary shelter (RAC) for the population displaced from Ukraine to Moldova.   Regular staff meetings   PWJ dispatched staff from Japan to Moldova on March 8 2022, 12 days after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, [...]


[Iraq] Peace Winds Has Completed Updating the Homes of about 3,900 Syrian Refugee Families


In 2018, Peace Winds began a project to upgrade shelters in four Syrian refugee camps in Erbil Governorate, Iraq with a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM). Since 2020, Peace Winds has expanded similar activities with this grant to two Syrian refugee camps in Duhok Governorate. In [...]


[Uganda]Training in Sewing and Beauty/Hairdressing for Women in Refugee Communities and Host Communities in Uganda


“Chuka, chuka, chuka, chuka…”   The sounds of sewing machines echo through the Women’s Development Centers that Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) built last year in the Imvepi Refugee Settlement (north) and the Kyaka II Refugee Settlement (west) in Uganda, where women are focused in their sewing.   In July 2022, PWJ began providing trainings in [...]


[Ukraine] Launched “Smart Class,” an online learning support program for Ukrainian refugee children


Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) has launched an online learning program called “Smart Class,” for Ukrainian children who have evacuated to Moldova.     As of the end of May, a total of about 250 Ukrainians had fled to the shelters covered by the Peace Winds class, about 100 of whom are children.     Many [...]