Youth Ambassadors from Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture joined the 80th Peace Boat Global Voyage this past fall in order to share their experiences and lessons learnt from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
PBV is currently working in Biliran Island, Philippines, assisting families who have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon passed through the southern part of the island, leaving behind wide-spread devastation. Here is a brief situation report on Biliran Island and the activities of various NGOs and the UN.
PBV will be distributing kitchen starter kits (including pots, pans, kitchen utensils, kettles, etc.), as well as other relief supplies, to approximately 600 affected households with the most urgent needs on Biliran Island, Philippines.
The advanced team has now been in the Philippines for a week – read the full update from them about the situation on the ground and the activities which PBV has been involved with.
Update from the PBV team in the Philippines( November 21st & 22nd 2013)
Distributing emergency supplies to communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
PBV held an English-language Disaster Relief Volunteer Training seminar on November 2nd which was attended by 19 participants from 10 different countries.
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.