The following is the latest news from Peace Winds Japan.
PWJ has been working in Trincomalee, in the eastern Sri Lanka since 2009, helping Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to resettle and restore their livelihood, after over 26 years of internal conflict divided the country. Over the past 10 years, our work evolved from emergency response, to long-term development projects. Here are some of our current [...]
It is expected that most of Iraq’s 250,000 Syrian refugees will remain in Iraq for an extended period due to the protracted nature of the Syria crisis. Since the refugees have been living in camps for more than five years and return is not foreseen in the near future, a “tent-free camp” initiative was launched [...]
One month has passed since Cyclone Idai ravaged southeast Africa affecting people in Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe. With high winds up to 205 km/hr and heavy rain causing flooding, the cyclone killed over 600 people in Mozambique and caused an estimated USD 770 million in damages. An estimated 400,000 were displaced from their homes [...]
Eight months have passed since the West Japan floods. As the needs of the victims are still changing on a regular basis, Peace Winds Japan is working to respond to and supporting the victims. The evacuation shelters have since closed and the victims are looking forward to returning to their normal lives. However, they still [...]
Lombok Island in Indonesia has been damaged by two earthquakes of severe magnitude. The first of these occurred on 29th July and the second on 5th August in 2018. These rated 6.4 & 6.9, respectively. More than 400,000 people were affected. After the earthquakes, a lot of houses were destroyed leading many people to live [...]