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August 2015

Taiwan: Search and Rescue operations concluded

2015.8.17

August 9, 2015, PWJ’s Search and Rescue (SAR) team announced that it had concluded rescue operations for the Typhoon Soudelor aftermath. The team conducted extensive search and rescue works immediately after the large typhoon made a landfall in Taiwan in the morning of August 8 and continued operations on August 9.      The search [...]

Myanmar: Securing vital communication lines for flood relief operations

2015.8.10

Torrential rains triggered by Cyclone Komen have been bringing devastating damages to Myanmar since the end of July, leaving 96 people dead and 122,200 families displaced due to floods and landslides. Of 17 million people living in the inundated areas, 590,000 people have been severely affected. In response, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) distributed solar lanterns [...]

Taiwan: PWJ SAR Team responds to Typhoon Soudelor disaster relief support

2015.8.9

Augusut 8, 2015, PWJ’s Search and Rescue (SAR) team and its SAR dogs Yumenosuke and Hulk, have conducted an extensive search operation in the northwest of Taiwan. Typhoon Soudelor landed in Taiwan in the morning August 8 and its strong winds and rain caused the loss of 6 people and left millions without electricity. The [...]