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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Are you planning a year-end-clean up before welcoming the year 2022? Did you know that garbage collection is not the only way to get rid of your unwanted items? Today, we are introducing two companies in Japan which collect unwanted items and support a wide range of charity organizations. Otakara Aid and Arigato Bon (Value Books) offer a service to pick up your unwanted items and donate a part of the items’ cash value to Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) and other non-profit organizations. Otakara Aid collects: Unused postal stamps and postcards, DVDs, video games, musical instruments, cameras, lenses, watches and brand-name items, valid gift vouchers (such as book vouchers), […]
This year, once again, many parts of Japan have experienced disasters, especially flooding and storms, resulting in large-scale destruction. This year, the Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) has carried out emergency relief projects across Japan, including Saga Prefecture (heavy rains in July), Chiba Prefecture (Typhoons 15 and 19) and Fukushima Prefecture (Typhoon 19 and heavy rains caused by Typhoon 21), and we are also engaged in a relief project in Mozambique to support those affected by Cyclone Idai. If you are considering making a contribution to a charity this holiday season, supporting those affected by such disasters through the PBV may be a great option to leverage your contribution. Your […]
Record-setting rainfall since July 5, 2017, has hit the northern part of Kyushu, centered on Fukuoka and Oita prefectures. This unprecedented amount of rain has caused massive flooding over wide areas, and landslides. Heavy rain continues to fall intermittently in affected areas, roads have been flooded, and homes severely damaged. Hardest hit include the mountainous areas of Fukuoka and Oita prefectures, and the Disaster Relief Act will apply to these areas as enormous damage has been reported. Overall, the full scale of damage is yet to be determined, but there are areas where utilities have completely stopped, and many residents have been forced to evacuate. As of July 6, […]
After losing its own premises in the tsunami, Minato Daini Junior School is now located in temporary prefabricated buildings on the grounds of another local junior school. However, none of the facilities enjoyed by the students as before are yet available. Upon request from the school, Peace Boat has worked with the PAL System Cooperative Association to provide the school with 13 child-oriented computers for lesson purposes, successfully installed on March 1.