09
Jul

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Call for Donations: Emergency Relief for Torrential Rains and Flooding in Kyushu 2020

Since July 3, 2020, record torrential rains have continued mainly in Kumamoto and other prefectures in Kyushu. Heavy rain emergency warnings have been issued in several prefectures in southern and western parts of the Japanese archipelago. The rains have been causing large-scale flood damage and landslides in many parts of the affected regions. Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) has been in close communication (via online) with Kumamoto Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (KVOAD), Kumamoto Prefectural Council of Social Welfare, Japan Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (JVOAD) and other relief agencies to gather information of the damage situations and updates on the ongoing relief efforts. Due to the risk of COVID-19 […]

05
Jul

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Call for Donations: Emergency Fund for Disaster Relief Programs amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Summer in Japan is the season when rain and storm-related disasters frequently occur across the country, including flooding, land slides and strong winds. Your help is needed to continue ongoing efforts and aid Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) in delivering new programs. COVID-19 adds a new threat to this already dangerous season as affected areas may be at greater risk of contracting the disease. During this difficult time, PBV continues the ongoing relief activities and prepares for the future disasters while implementing preventive measures against contagions. PBV has launched an emergency fund to support disaster response while continuing ongoing projects in communities affected by typhoons last year. We are indeed […]

11
May

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On our ninth anniversary, how do we face the reality of COVID-19? 

This April marked Peace Boat Disaster Relief’s ninth anniversary. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our volunteers, annual support members, private companies, grant institutes, cooperatives, religious organizations and schools for the generous support they have provided for our activities. Disasters cause events that are beyond our imagination. The novel coronavirus has spread rapidly around the world since it was discovered, and the number of cases continues to rise. Here in Japan, as elsewhere, the infection has grown, with devastating consequences for our health, economy, and social lives. This pandemic is a global disaster that is driving existing social systems into crisis. We now […]

10
Apr

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[Update] Announcement: PBV Response to the new corona virus

[Update] Announcement: PBV Response to the new corona virus

In response to the extension of state of emergency announced on May 4 by the Government of Japan regarding the new corona virus (COVID-19) , PBV office is currently closed and staff members are working from home until Monday until 31 May, 2020 (subject to change). For inquiries, please contact us via e-mail to relief@pbv.or.jp Our apologies for inconvenience this may cause, but we seek your kind understanding. Stay safe and take care!   Peace Boat Disaster Relief

27
Mar

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Announcement: PBV Response to the new corona virus

Announcement: PBV Response to the new corona virus

In response to the spread of infection of the new corona virus (COVID-19) in Tokyo and surrounding regions, PBV staff members will be working from home from 30 March, Monday until 12 April, Sunday (subject to change). For inquiries, kindly contact us via e-mail to relief@pbv.or.jp Our apologies for inconvenience this may cause, but we seek your kind understanding. Stay safe and take care!   Peace Boat Disaster Relief