In April 2016, a series of earthquakes, including one of 7.0 magnitude, struck Kumamoto, Japan causing landslides. Thousands were injured and numerous buildings were destroyed. One year later, communities are still rebuilding.
April 13, 2017 at 11:00:00 a.m. EDT (00:00 a.m. JST on April 14, 2017), donations to high-impact, vetted organizations committed to long-term recovery in Kumamoto will be matched 100%, while funds remain. View the progress of the campaign and the current availability of matching funds on our live leaderboard (visible after campaign start date).

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Provide education tour for children in Kumamoto
Providing education tours for children who have suffered from mega earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan. We are a sustainable learning center in Ogatsu, where mega earthquake and tsunami struck in 2011. Our theme is to provide how to live sustainable life through experiences in nature as well as to interact with locals to learn about disaster and revitalization effort. We have organized a tour in October for 15 children. They have felt many positive impact and planning for 4 tours in two years.
Japan Kyushu earthquake response
by IsraAID
2 powerful earthquakes have rocked the southern Japanese city of Kumamoto. Dozens of people are still trapped in the rubbles. More then 50,000 people evacuated and are currently staying in temporary shelters or on the streets while the death toll continue to rise. IsraAID team in Japan of trained disaster specialists and psycho social professionals is on it's way to Kumamoto to assess the needs and provide psychological first aid (PFA) for the victims in the evacuation centers.
Helping Disaster-stricken Kumamoto by Kitchen Cars
In Kumamoto Earthquake, still 20,559 people are in emergency shelters. Food poisoning under hot weather is now a serious issue. The Kamaishi Kitchen Car Project (KKCP) certified by the health authority, returning to Tohoku Tsunami supports and responding to community-level requests of their know-how, is sending two kitchen cars to serve 10,000 people in diverse shelters. This also is a part of new efforts to build the Kitchen-car Disaster Support Network in Japan.
Baseball Project for Natural Disaster Survivors
The Hands On Tokyo Baseball Project for Natural Disaster Survivors will unite three middle school boy baseball teams from Tohoku, Tokyo, and Kumamoto. The boys will divide their time equally between baseball and fostering meaningful dialogue about natural disasters with the goal of empowering young people to become strong contributors and leaders in their local communities. It is also an exciting once in a lifetime opportunity to practice baseball with professional baseball players.
Community Revitalization Project in Kumamoto
The project will help revitalize the 20 communities of Nishihara Village in Kumamoto. Still busy restoring their damaged properties, 60% of the farming population could no longer work in their paddy and vegetable fields for their daily needs. In line with the government`s goal of restoring the communities, OISCA is dispatching agricultural experts and mobilizing volunteers to optimize the agricultural production as well as helping in the marketing of the village`s agricultural crops.
Tohoku and Kumamoto: Long-Term Medical Issues
On July 31, 2016, IMCRA held its 4th major colloquium/workshop in Japan titled,"The Long-Term Caregiver Experience: Patients, Providers, Pragmatics". The need for this event became especially pressing after the Kumamoto earthquake. Because there is still little easily-accessible practice data on the long-term medical/psychological pitfalls of disaster recovery we have begun to update our professional guide modules for families and healthcare providers in both regions of Japan
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