Philippines Relief – Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Relief

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) has caused severe loss of life and extensive damage in the Philippines in recent days.

Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV) is dispatching an advanced team to the affected areas to conduct an initial assessment and to strengthen ties with local Non-Governmental Organisations in the aim of delivering effective assistance to those in need.



Iwate Flooding: Relief Activities Report

On August 9th, Akita and Iwate Prefectures were affected by heavy rainfall; over 1000 homes were damaged or destroyed in the resulting flooding and landslides. PBV dispatched an advanced team and after conducting a thorough assessment of the situation on the ground, it was decided that the town of Shizukuishi-cho, Iwate Prefecture, would be the focus of our relief efforts.



Yamaguchi Flooding: Relief Activities Report

On 28th July, Yamaguchi prefecture experienced heavy rainfall and flooding. Over 1,500 homes sustained damage, affecting thousands of people across the area. Three days later, PBV dispatched an advanced team to the affected areas in order to assess the situation on the ground and to liaise with local organizations, such as the Social Welfare Council. Having established a rapport with these groups and set up an operations base, PBV commenced relief activities in the Yamaguchi City and Hagi City areas, focusing on debris removal and clean-up of flooded homes. This project continued over the course of a month and finished on 2nd September.

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