Cyclone Idai struck southern Africa in mid-March, causing devastating impact where it made landfall in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, including storm surge, landslides, and flooding. Over 1000 people lots their lives, and more than three million people have been affected. It has been reported that 400,000 people are also living in evacuation, having lost their homes. Further, due to a worsening of hygienic conditions, infectious diseases such as cholera are now at risk of proliferating. Emergency humanitarian support for survivors is now an urgent task.
PBV will dispatch several staff to Mozambique, which was particularly affected by this disaster, to conduct an assessment of the local situation and needs and implement emergency relief. Peace Boat has visited Mozambique on its global voyages several times. In 2015, in a project organised in collaboration with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), a group of youth representatives from Africa including from Mozambique joined Peace Boat’s voyage for a capacity building programme in relation to disaster risk reduction and resiliency. (https://pbv.or.jp/en/news/africa-resilient-youth-and-the-ocean-dream-declaration/)

◆ UNISDR Official Partner: https://www.unisdr.org/archive/37634

This assessment of the disaster-affected areas and implementation of required support will be conducted in close cooperation with local partner organisations, including government agencies and relief groups. We will make utmost efforts to provide prompt assistance to those affected. We have launched an emergency relief fund to support these activities, and thank you in advance for your generous support. Updates on relief activities will be shared on PBV’s website and Facebook page.

How you can make a donation:

Option 1: Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (Japan-based)

You can make a secure online donation via our Japan-based credit card processing system (translated into English).
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For more information about credit card transactions

Cards Acceptedvisa_card / master_card
Cards bearing either of these logos can be used.
Credit Withdrawal DateThe funds will be withdrawn on the same day as all other credit card transactions, as specified by your credit card company.
Number of PaymentsThe amount will be withdrawn in one single payment.
AmountMinimum of 1,000 Japanese Yen, maximum of 100,000 Japanese Yen.
CancellationWe cannot cancel donations after the credit card transaction has been authorized, so please check thoroughly before submitting the donation.
Personal InformationYour personal information will not be passed on to any third parties without prior consent.

Option Two: Donation by Bank Transfer to PBV

Remittances in either US dollars or Japanese yen can be made from overseas banks. The information shown below is required to make a remittance from overseas to our account. Please note that remittances to Japan cannot be made from certain financial institutions. For details, please ask your local bank.

MUFG Bank, Ltd (For donations from overseas)

Bank name MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Branch Takatanobaba
Bank address 3-2-3 Takadanobaba, Shinjukuku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Branch code 053
Account No. USD 0097317 or JPY 0380766
Swift Code BOTKJPJT
Account name PEACEBOAT RELIEF
Beneficiary’s Address 3-13-1-2F-A Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-0075, Japan
Beneficiary’s Tel 81-3-3363-7967
Beneficiary’s Fax 81-3-3362-6073

Option Three: Donation by Postal Transfer to PBV (郵便振替)

If you are based in Japan, you may find it more convenient to send your donation from post office. PBV accepts donations via postal transfer too. The following details is required for the transaction.

Postal Transfer (For donors based in Japan)

Payee Name 社)ピースボート災害ボランティアセンター or IPPAN SHADAN HOUJIN PI-SUBO-TO SAIGAI BORANTHIASENTA-
Payee Account Number 00120-9- 488841

Option Four: Donation to Peace Boat US (US-based)

You can make a secure online donation via PayPal through our New York-based associated organization Peace Boat US, which is a 501(c)3 registered organization in the United States. For more details about donations and US tax deductions, please visit the Peace Boat US website.

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Option Five:Donation to PBV through Benevity


Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center is now registered as a charity on Benevity, a global provider of corporate social responsibility platform. If your enterprise is registered as a client to Benevity, you may want to select this option to make your donation as a part of philanthropy program of your company. Please visit the Benevity website for details.

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