Jan 2024


Ishikawa Earthquake: PBV helps hot-meal distribution in Nanao City

Shortly after the earthquake in Ishikawa Prefecture on 1 January 2024, Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) dispatched the staff to the affected areas.

In Ishikawa Prefecture alone, more than 34,000 residents are in evacuation centers as of the morning of 3 January. The affected region has a particularly high rate of elderly populations, thus the maintenance of health conditions after the evacuation is a crucial issue.

Infrastructure in many parts of the disaster zones has been damaged, and the residents have less access to hot meals to keep them warm in freezing cold weather. PBV team joined local supporters in distribution of hot meals in front of a local fish store, Kawabata Sengyo, in Nanao City, where the water supply has not been recovered. Today, the team is serving the residents freshly cooked Chinese style rice bowl.

Currently, the PBV team on the ground is gathering information and assessing the needs to plan efficient and timely assistance programs while providing emergency relief. More updates will be shared on the PBV Facebook, LinkedIn, and websites.

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