Nov 2023


Happy Giving Tuesday!

Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) has been carrying out emergency relief projects across Japan and abroad. During this year, the PBV launched relief projects in the following communities along with long-term projects in the areas affected by disasters in previous years. – Hatay, Turkey (earthquakes in February) – Ishikawa, Japan (earthquake in May) – Fukuoka, Japan (heavy rains in July) – Akita, Japan (floods in July and September) – Maui, Hawaii (fires in August) – Chiba, Japan (typhoon No.13 in September) Taking this opportunity, we would like to thank all of our supporters and donors for their continued cooperation. Without such generous support, we wouldn’t have been able to support […]

May 2023


Emergency Relief Fund for the Noto Peninsula Earthquake May 2023

On May 5, 2023, at around 14:42, there was an earthquake in Ishikawa Prefecture with a strong tremor of intensity 6 upper on the Japanese seismic scale. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the epicenter was located in the Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture, with an estimated depth of 10 km and a magnitude of 6.3. Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) expresses our deepest sympathies to all those affected by this earthquake. The PBV dispatched a team to the affected areas on May 6th, and is currently working on damage and needs assessment in cooperation with the local authorities, NGOs and other support organization. We seek your generous cooperation to […]

Mar 2023


Update on West Java Earthquake Relief: Activities in Partnership with ASAR Humanity

March 21, 2023 marks four months since the Western Java earthquake in Indonesia. The disaster took the lives of 602 people and damaged 56,548 houses resulting in the displacement of more than 114,000 residents. Immediately after the earthquake, Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) launched an emergency relief fund and has supported our local partner, ASAR Humanity since. We are very grateful that more than 900 individuals and organizations in Japan contributed to the fund to provide necessary assistance to the affected residents in Cinajur, Western Java. The generous donations made positive impacts on the communities and enabled ASAR Humanity to provide more than 3,000 people with support to, ranging from […]

Dec 2022


Project Update: 2022 Earthquake in Western Java, Indonesia

Upon the occurrence of the magnitude 5.6 earthquake in western Java, Indonesia on 21 November, Peace Boat Disaster Relief launched an emergency fund to support the humanitarian efforts by ASAR Humanity in Indonesia. According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Indonesia, 7,700 people were injured due to falling structures and debris while 73,000 people were displaced, and about 62,000 housing units were partially or entirely damaged. Residents in Cianjur, where the damage was most extensive, have experienced a shortage of shelters, food, safe drinking water, and access to medical services. In addition to the main earthquake, they have also experienced numerous aftershocks as well as landslides and floods caused […]

Nov 2022


Emergency Relief Fund: 2022 Earthquake in Western Java, Indonesia

On 21 November 2022, at around 1:20 pm local time, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale occurred near Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia. As of the morning on 22 November, 162 people have been confirmed dead and approximately 700 injured. In addition, more than 2,700 houses and buildings, including schools, have been damaged. The full extent of the damage in the area is still unclear and the number of people affected and the number of affected cases is thought to increase in the coming days. Considering the devastating situations in the affected communities, Peace Boat Disaster Relief Centre (PBV) has launched an emergency relief fund to […]

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