Two major earthquakes have caused significant damage in around the city of Kumamoto in Japan. Survivors need access to emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to longer-term recovery assistance. All donations to this fund will exclusively support local relief and recovery efforts from this disaster.
More than 40 people were killed, hundreds were injured, and more than 100,000 have been displaced. Numerous buildings were damaged, including homes, businesses, and hospitals. Several of our international partners need help responding to survivors' immediate needs, and our local nonprofit partners have also asked for help in funding their relief and recovery efforts on the ground.
All donations to the projects listed below will support recovery and relief efforts in the region. Initially, they will help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, the projects will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts.
We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide long-term support for disaster victims. By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, donations to these projects have the potential to build stronger disaster-response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future disasters. GlobalGiving and its partner organizations will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors and subscribers.
Two years after the April 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, 1,500 families still remain in temporary housing in Mashiki, Kumamoto. Living in temporary housing after losing their homes, residents are often prone to isolation and withdrawal, especially the elderly. Peace Winds has been providing "community building" and "engagement activities" for the families. Peace Winds is also supporting pets and pet owners by assisting shelters and arranging owner visits.
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.
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.
JEN has dispatched and start implementing the emergency support to the poeple of Kumamoto city and it neibouring towns. As the frequent quakes expand the damages to entire Kyushu region, the number of people affected increases day by day. So far, we assessed "material" needs to provide relief goods and necessary food, followed by debris removal tool kit, urgently. We hope that our unique projects will contribute as evacuee's psychological first aid during the emergency phase.
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.
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.
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.
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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