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Fundraising for “Kids Be Kids!” – Sports Day for Rohingya Refugee Children

2018.11.30

In August 2017, violence against the Rohingya erupted in Rakhine State in Myanmar and forced more than 700,000 people to flee the country. Among those who crossed the border into neighboring Bangladesh, 60 per cent were children (IOM, 2018). Being a child at a refugee camp is difficult – children who are separated from their [...]

[Sulawesi, Indonesia] ARIGATOU! from Palu

2018.11.13

As of November 6, there are still over 211,000 people living at temporary shelters, most of them lost their houses from the earthquake and tsunami on September 28. They did not just lose their houses, all the personal belongings, memories, and many also lost their family members and friends. City of Palu, is one of [...]

(Sulawesi, Indonesia) PWJ staff began assessment for earthquake and tsunami disaster

2018.10.2

Magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, which triggered tsunami and caused major devastation in the area.  On October 1, 2018, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) staff reached the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, and began assessing the situation to identify the needs to provide emergency relief assistance to those in need. As of now, [...]

(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, [...]

[Haiti] Goal: Strengthen community resilience for natural disasters

2018.5.1

Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) has begun a new project in Saint Jean du Sud commune in western Haiti. This project aims to increase community capacity for disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction. Haiti is often challenged with natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes, and during the rainy season, from June to October, floods and [...]