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Emergency Response

Haiti: Re-building Kindergarten Roofs with local volunteers


Last October, Hurricane Matthew made a landfall in southwestern Haiti causing catastrophic damages to the region. Houses, livelihood and schools were severely damaged. Between October 2016 and March 2017, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), funding provided by Japan Platform, provided emergency shelter assistance to 2100 families distributing tarpaulins, roof materials and tools kits in South Department, [...]

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 [...]