Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan)

Association for Aid and Relief, Japan(AAR Japan) is a Non-Governmental Organization ( NGO ) aiming to provide emergency assistance, assistance to people with disabilities, and mine action, among other operations. It was established in 1979 as an organization with no political, ideological, or religious affiliation. AAR currently has offices in 10 countries.
Emergency Response to Kumamoto Earthquakes
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Kumamoto prefecture on April 14 and a series of aftershocks continue to destabilize the situation. In response, AAR Japan has entered Kumamoto to provide emergency relief and will continue distribution of food and NFIs, running hotpot kitchens near evacuation centers, assistance to special facilities for Persons with Disabilities. Our efforts aim to expedite early recovery of the survivors and to accelerate their return to normal life. project reportread updates from the field
Building Healthy Communities for Recovery
On March 11th, 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake triggered a tsunami that devastated the coastal areas of Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima Prefectures. More than 15,800 people were killed, and more than 3,200 are still missing. As of today, many survivors suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. This project aims to encourage the evacuees to take new steps forward, foster community bonds and develop social networks through activities that can help improve their physical and psychological conditions. project reportread updates from the field
Support evacuees of Fukushima
Fukushima Prefecture has been tragically marked by the disaster of the Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. In the aftermath of the terrible earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, around 160,000 citizens of Fukushima saw themselves forced to leave their homes behind and evacuate. Even today, more than three years later, the situation is severe. Please help AAR JAPAN improve the life of Fukushima's children and their families, the elderly, persons with disabilities and people living in temporary housing. project reportread updates from the field
Zambia: Support for Schooling of HIV/AIDS Orphans
In Zambia, one in ten children has lost his or her parents due to HIV/AIDS. In many cases, orphans cannot go to school, because they do not have the means to pay the school fees. AAR Japan is supporting schooling of around 50 children, as well as their guardians' income-generating activities (IGA) such as poultry raising and maize milling. IGA was originally initiated by groups of guardians who adopted orphans, with the aim of creating funds to finance the children's schooling. project reportread updates from the field
Supporting Landmine Victims in Uganda
This project aims to assist the victims of accidents involving landmines and UXOs (Unexploded Ordnance) in the northern region of Uganda in attaining financial stability and improving their physical conditions. The specific activities will be : 1) providing start-up kits to 30 beneficiaries to start small-scale, self-owned business such as retail shops, salons, second-hand clothing shops. 2) providing medical treatment including rehabilitation and prosthetic limbs to 15 beneficiaries. project reportread updates from the field
Help disabled and elderly disaster survivors
More than a year after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, AAR JAPAN continues recovery aid by repairing institutions for the elderly and persons with disabilities (PWDs), supporting market expansion for products made by PWDs, promoting employment opportunities for PWDs, and many other activities. AAR JAPAN in particular focuses on the elderly and those with disabilities, because they tend to be the most vulnerable after a disaster and require long-term support. project reportread updates from the field
 

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