10
Feb

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Haiti: Emergency Response Phase 2

On 4th October 2016, Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, leaving a trail of destruction across the island nation. The hurricane brought about the country’s most severe humanitarian crisis since the 2010 earthquake. In the weeks and months following the disaster, there was a spike in cholera, diarrhea, and other water-related illnesses. One of the reasons for this is that many sanitation and water systems were destroyed, leading to contamination of water sources. Having consulted with local partners and gathered extensive information from UN agencies and other credible sources, PBV identified this need and decided to launch a phase 2 project focusing on clean water and community sanitation. Following on from the […]

19
Jan

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Haiti Emergency Response: Launch of Phase Two

On 4th October 2016, Hurricane Matthew struck the Republic of Haiti, leaving a trail of destruction across the island nation. The hurricane brought about the country’s most severe humanitarian crisis since the 2010 earthquake, causing loss of life, extensive flooding and mudslides, damage to critical infrastructure, and devastation to agriculture and other sources of livelihood. PBV launched emergency response operations in Haiti in the weeks following Hurricane Matthew, providing assistance to communities in Jeremie, one of the most severely impacted areas on the country’s coastline. Please see a full report of PBV’s Phase One Project via the link below: Haiti: Hurricane Matthew Emergency Response Phase One Project Report (PDF) ===================== […]

08
Dec

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Disaster Preparedness Training For Dutch Embassy Tokyo Staff

On 2nd December 2016, PBV was invited to the Embassy of the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo to train Embassy staff in disaster preparedness. PBV conducted two workshops, attended by a total of 45 embassy staff. The participants explored the following key workshop themes: – Understanding your household and surroundings – Visualizing a disaster – Disaster preparedness and response PBV’s trainer covered practical skills in how to prepare one’s home, protect one’s self and loved ones, and minimise disaster impacts. The participants not only learnt tangible methods to make their homes safer, but also identified evacuation routes in their communities and learnt how to make effective disaster plans for […]

19
Nov

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Haiti Emergency Response: Phase One Complete

PBV began gathering information and contacting local partners immediately after Hurricane Matthew struck the Caribbean region in the first week of October 2016. During the week of 17th October, PBV established a formal partnership for Hurricane Matthew Emergency Response New York-based nonprofit, World Cares Center, with whom PBV partnered to respond to Hurricane Sandy in the USA in 2012/2013. Emergency Response Operations A PBV staff member departed for the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince with Lisa Orloff, Founder and Executive Director of World Cares Center, arriving in the morning of 29th October. After liaising with local staff and preparing emergency supplies, PBV and World Cares Center departed for Jeremie, approximately 280km drive […]

18
Oct

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Haiti Emergency Response: Hurricane Matthew

Please click HERE to donate to survivors of Hurricane Matthew. In early October 2016, Hurricane Matthew tore through the Caribbean, leaving a trail of destruction across many countries in the region. The island nation of Haiti was especially devastated. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), over 2 million people have been affected, over 500 fatalities have been confirmed, and 750,000 people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. The toll is expected to rise as more information from affected areas becomes available. PBV is proud to partner with nonprofit organisation World Cares Center to help the Haitian community recover from Hurricane Matthew. Since the 2010 […]

06
Sep

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English-language “Household Disaster Preparedness Planning” Workshop

PBV held the English-language “Household Disaster Preparedness Planning Workshop” on 4th September 2016. 25 participants from 12 countries took part in the workshop, which was held at the “Shinjuku Bosai Festa”, a major disaster prevention festival in Tokyo. Over the course of 2 hours, the participants explored the following key workshop themes: “Understanding your household and surroundings”, “Visualizing a disaster”, and “Disaster preparedness and response”. The workshop covered practical skills in how to prepare one’s home, protect one’s self and loved ones, and minimise disaster impacts.The participants not only learnt tangible methods to make their homes safer, but also identified evacuation routes in their communities and learnt how to make […]

10
Aug

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Join the Household Disaster Preparedness Planning Workshop [Tokyo, 4th September 2016]

Household Disaster Preparedness Planning Workshop [Tokyo, 4th September @ 13:00 – 15:00] Want to learn how to prepare your home and protect your family in the event of a major disaster?  Join the free-of-charge, English-language “Household Disaster Preparedness Planning Workshop” in Tokyo on 4th September 2016. Japan is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, and the capital Tokyo is said to be at risk of a major earthquake, as well as a range of other natural hazards. Do you know how to prepare yourself and your loved ones for a major earthquake? In the event of a major disaster, would you know how to act? If this sounds interesting or useful to you, […]

07
Jun

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PBV at the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference in Gyeongju, Korea

Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center attended the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, which took place on 30 May – 1 June 2016. Organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information, in partnership with the Republic of Korea, the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, and the National Organizing Committee of Korea, the theme of the conference was “Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together.” PBV presented several of its projects related to youth training in disaster risk reduction in a workshop co-organized with the Korea Green Foundation, on the theme of “Empowering Youth to Find Solutions: Northeast Asian Models of Education for Peace, the […]

04
Jun

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PBV at The World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul

PBV participated in The World Humanitarian Summit which took place in Istanbul, Turkey on 23-24 May 2016. The Summit was attended by 9,000 participants from 180 member states, who came together to support a new shared Agenda for Humanity and take action to prevent and reduce the unprecedented level of humanitarian need and suffering in the world today. It is the first conference of its kind where representatives of Member States, non-governmental organisations, civil society, populations affected by crises, the private sector and international organisations came together on such a significant scale. The Agenda for Humanity and its five core responsibilities: I. Political leadership to prevent and end conflict II. Uphold the […]

22
Apr

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Kumamoto Earthquakes, One Week On

One week has passed since the first major earthquake struck Kumamoto on 14th April 2016. PBV’s team has spent extensive time on the ground, liaising with survivors and other stakeholders in emergency shelters and government offices, and working closely with relief organisations. The following information provides a snapshot of the situation on the ground as of 21st April: There are still 100,000+ evacuees in 658 shelters, and many evacuees are sleeping in cars as they are afraid to sleep indoors. Several car parks are full at night of people sleeping in cars. Many people leave the shelters during the day, and come back at night due to ongoing tremors. One shelter I […]

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