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August 2016

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 [...]

KENYA: Civil Society Side Event of TICAD VI at Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi, 11h-12h30, on 26 August 2016


In Africa, over 4 million people are forced to flee their own country and live as refugees in exile. Social stability is one of the three thematic issues focused in TICAD VI. Refugees are victims of conflicts and vulnerable to be protected but at the same time they should be empowered to become the driving [...]

Myanmar: Extensive damages feared as a major earthquake hit the country’s central region


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.

Italy: PWJ’s Search and Rescue team arrives in Turkey for a joint needs assessment for earthquake response in Italy


On August 24th at 3:30am, an earthquake with a magnitude (M) 6.2 struck central Italy. Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) and our partner organization Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) have dispatched joint Search and Rescue (SAR) team along with one SAR dog. PWJ and A-PAD arrived in Turkey, where they were joined by GEA, [...]

Kumamoto:3-Month Report of Our Relief Mission


PWJ would like to express our sympathy to all people affected by the earthquakes in Kumamoto and other areas, we pray for their faster recovery. Since immediately after the disaster struck the area, PWJ has been working on the earthquake disaster relief mission in Mashiki-town, Kumamoto, one of the most severely affected areas by the [...]