An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richter scale struck central Myanmar on 24 August at 4:04 pm (local time). Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) Countrt Office in Myanmar based in Yangon, some 500 km away from the epicenter, is monitoring the humanitarian situation resulted from this earthquake.
Torrential rains in July/August 2015 triggered by Cyclone Komen brought devastating damages to 12 of 14 states/regions in Myanmar, leaving more than one hundred people dead, cumulatively 400,000 households displaced, 1,000,000 acres of farmland damaged due to floods and landslides. After the emergency phase, in which Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) distributed solar lanterns in the [...]
A series of heavy rainstorms that hit Myanmar last July caused severe flooding nationwide in the country, to which Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) responded with emergency relief. Once the water had receded, PWJ began early recovery activities in Ayeyarwady Region in August and in Magway Region in September. The following is the latest report from [...]
Expanding on the recent response to flood victims in Ayeyarwady Region and Kayin State, which began in September, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) has commenced a new project in Magway Region to support severely affected communities in rebuilding their lives after the worst flooding the country has seen in decades. The project will target 20 of [...]
From emergency to recovery The floods and landslides that occurred nationwide in July and August have left 117 people dead and more than 1.6 million people displaced. With the water having begun receding in most areas, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), following the emergency distribution of solar lanterns in the flooded area early in August, is [...]