Japan Earthquake Disaster Recovery

by Peace Winds America


Peace Winds America is committed to providing disaster relief and recovery to the people of Japan. Following the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes we immediately provided food, water, shelter, sanitation facilities, counseling, and access to medical care. Currently Peace Winds is running housing camps for evacuees and assisting with household setup as families transition to temporary housing. PWA is committed to the people of Kumamoto as we remain steadfast to the recovery of northern Japan (Tohoku).
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Even after the April 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes hundreds of families remain living in shelters. Despite government efforts to provide housing for evacuees, outside assistance will be needed for months. Besides housing, women and children have needs including counseling, community activities, petcare, and transportation needs. Communities in northern Japan devastated by the 2011 earthquake/tsunami are still in need of livelihood and housing assistance.


In Kumamoto PWA provides temporary housing camps for vulnerable evacuees - pregnant women, disabled people, the elderly, families with pets, and those with children. PWA is currently supporting evacuees as they move to government-built housing, providing families who lost everything with supplies to set up new homes. In both Kumamoto and northern Japan (Tohoku), PWA is supporting families and individuals to regain livelihoods and is helping communities recover socially and economically.

Long-Term Impact

In Kumamoto hundreds of evacuees will be living in camps for a prolonged period. Even in northern Japan following the 2011 earthquake, people remain in temporary housing. PWA is providing stable, supportive living environments so that families and communities can recover long-term. Women and families often need assistance and encouagement to overcome devastating setbacks-Peace Winds provides the help and hope to attain individual, family and community resilience.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


PWA Homepage
PWA Japan Disaster Recovery Page

Organization Information

Peace Winds America

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​peacewindsamerica.org/​
Project Leader:
Penny Carothers
Seattle, Washington United States

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