On 25th April, a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck 80km northwest of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The strong tremor has caused severe loss of life and widespread damage across the country; thousands of casualties have been reported and critical infrastructure has sustained significant damage. The toll is expected to rise as more information from affected areas becomes available. PBV ‘s response team is deploying to Kathmandu on 2nd May in order to carry out a rapid needs assessment and assist affected communities through the provision of emergency supplies. The team is in contact with partners on the ground and is working closely with community stakeholders, UN agencies, governmental groups and NGOs to […]
From November 2013 to July 2014, PBV worked closely with community groups, local governments and international aid organisations to provide effective and timely assistance to disaster-stricken communities. The full project report is now available online.
Peace Boat is proud to announce its new partnership with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
We are now an official Campaign Partner of the UNISDR’s “Making Cities Resilient” campaign, an initiative aiming to make cities around the world more disaster resilient.
Peace Boat Becomes an Organizing Partner for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Peace Boat has become an Organizing Partner of the NGO Major Group for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (3rd WCDRR).
Three years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, PBV organized a walking tour of Ishinomaki as an opportunity for volunteers to return to the seaside fishing town and observe the progress made as well as learn about the challenges that remain.
Peace Boat is proud to welcome Lisa Orloff, Founder and Executive Director of NPO ‘World Cares Center’, to speak at the Tokyo Peace Boat Center on March 26th.
The New York-based nonprofit, established after the 9.11 terrorist attacks, empowers communities through disaster response coordination and delivers disaster preparedness trainings to communities both in the US and abroad.
On March 11th 2014, Japan commemorates the third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
Peace Boat and Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center would like to pay its deepest respects to those were lost on that day and to all of those who continue to be affected by the disaster today.
Three years on from the disaster, PBV will conduct an English-language guided tour of Ishinomaki in order to explore the change that the city has undergone and examine the surface-level and deeper effects of the disaster.