An earthquake measuring 7 (out of 7) on the Japanese seismic intensity scale occurred in the early morning of September 6, 2018, resulting in a large-scale blackout and causing massive damage from landslides and...
“Strengthening Resilience to Disasters, Community by Community”
Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV) is an International NGO working to assist disaster-affected people and strengthen disaster resilience of communities in Japan and around the world.
PBV believes that, above all else, people are the key to reducing disaster risk, building resilience and minimizing impacts of disasters.
Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami
Since March 2011, PBV has supported communities affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami. To this day, we continue to work with local residents in the region’s long-term recovery.
PBV responds to disasters in Japan and abroad, working with local stakeholders in order to deliver assistance that is most needed to affected communities.
Disaster Risk Reduction
Training communities to prepare and volunteers to respond to future disasters helps to save lives, livelihoods and assets. PBV is also actively involved with a number of networks to promote cross-sector cooperation in Disaster Risk Reduction.
Making Cities Resilient
As a campaign partner of UNISDR’s “Making Cities Resilient” campaign, PBV raises awareness, connects stakeholders and trains DRR leaders.
3rd UN World Conference on DRR
Peace Boat is an Organizing Partner of the NGO Major Group for the 3rd UN World Conference on DRR held in Sendai, March 2015.
100 Resilient Youth
Peace Boat’s “100 Resilient Youth” campaign aims to build capacity of 100 young leaders in DRR around the world.
volunteers dispatched (from 56 countries)
years of experience in resilience building
people trained in disaster response and preparedness
Western Japan was hit by historic rainfall in July 2018, leading to the deadliest storm-related disaster in the past 36 years. Heavy rains triggered flooding, landslides, and mudslides simultaneously, and claimed lives of...