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The following is the latest news from Peace Winds Japan.

Myanmar: Securing vital communication lines for flood relief operations


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


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 [...]

Nepal: PWJ Emergency Response Update


SAR Team Peace Winds Japan’s Search and Rescue (SAR) team with two rescue dogs started its operation in Kathmandu from April 27 in collaboration with Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD) where the team worked in total five areas in Kathmandu valley as well as areas in the mountain side of Sindhupalchowk district. Because [...]

Nepal: PWJ’s search and rescue team deployed to the earthquake site


In the wake of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Nepal on 25 April, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) dispatched its search and rescue (SAR) team, consisting of six rescue members and two search dogs, to Kathmandu on 26April.  Despite cancellations of a number commercial flights to this capital city due to the airport congestion resulting [...]

The Great East Japan Earthquake: Project for reviving local community in Minamisanriku – Voices of residents


Four years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. In Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, which suffered a lot of damage, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is supporting the revival of local community. “Hare Valley”, a community care center for the elderly and other residents to connect socially, is expected to be completed [...]