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Jan

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Haiti Emergency Response: Launch of Phase Two

On 4th October 2016, Hurricane Matthew struck the Republic of Haiti, leaving a trail of destruction across the island nation. The hurricane brought about the country’s most severe humanitarian crisis since the 2010 earthquake, causing loss of life, extensive flooding and mudslides, damage to critical infrastructure, and devastation to agriculture and other sources of livelihood. PBV launched emergency response operations in Haiti in the weeks following Hurricane Matthew, providing assistance to communities in Jeremie, one of the most severely impacted areas on the country’s coastline. Please see a full report of PBV’s Phase One Project via the link below: Haiti: Hurricane Matthew Emergency Response Phase One Project Report (PDF) ===================== […]

19
Nov

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Haiti Emergency Response: Phase One Complete

PBV began gathering information and contacting local partners immediately after Hurricane Matthew struck the Caribbean region in the first week of October 2016. During the week of 17th October, PBV established a formal partnership for Hurricane Matthew Emergency Response New York-based nonprofit, World Cares Center, with whom PBV partnered to respond to Hurricane Sandy in the USA in 2012/2013. Emergency Response Operations A PBV staff member departed for the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince with Lisa Orloff, Founder and Executive Director of World Cares Center, arriving in the morning of 29th October. After liaising with local staff and preparing emergency supplies, PBV and World Cares Center departed for Jeremie, approximately 280km drive […]

18
Apr

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Kumamoto Earthquake: Emergency Response

Between 14th and 16th April 2016, several strong earthquakes struck Kumamoto Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan. The strong tremors have caused loss of life, resulted in thousands of injuries, and damaged critical infrastructure across the area. Over 400 aftershocks have been recorded since the initial 6.4-magnitude earthquake which struck Kumamoto on 14th April at 21:26 local time. As of 17th April, there were reportedly over 100,000 evacuees in Kumamoto City, and more than 700 emergency shelters have been activated in and around the area. Many people continue to stay in shelters or sleep in their cars due to the threat of ongoing tremors. PBV began to gather information and contact […]

17
Sep

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Emergency Response: Floods in Japan Update

PBV has launched emergency relief operations in response to the flooding which has affected parts of Japan in the past week. Described as a “once-in-50-years” event, exceptionally heavy rains caused by Typhoon Etau have severely impacted communities across Ibaraki, Miyagi and Tochigi Prefectures. Flooding and landslides which occurred on 10th September claimed lives and damaged thousands of homes. The Flooding in Figures Flooding above floor-level (床上浸水): 7,093 houses Flooding below floor-level (床下浸水): 11,688 houses Evacuation Centres established: 56 centres Number of Evacuees: 2,744 people (Source: Cabinet Office, as of 16th September 2015) On 11th September, PBV dispatched an advanced team to the affected areas to conduct a rapid needs assessment and coordinate with […]

11
Sep

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Emergency Response: Flooding In Ibaraki, Miyagi & Tochigi Prefectures

PBV has launched emergency relief operations in response to the flooding that has affected Ibaraki, Miyagi and Tochigi Prefectures in Japan. Described as a “once-in-50-years” event, exceptionally heavy rains caused by Typhoon Etau have left a wake of destruction across the three Prefectures. Flooding and landslides which occurred on 10th September have claimed lives and damaged or destroyed thousands of homes. On 11th September, PBV dispatched an advanced team to the affected areas to conduct a rapid needs assessment and coordinate with other organisations on the ground. Please donate to support those affected by this disaster. English-language Donations Page: http://pbv.or.jp/donate/201509_suigai/english.html Japanese-language Donations Page: http://pbv.or.jp/donate/201509_suigai (Photo taken during flood response in Japan, 2014)

15
May

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Nepal Earthquake 2015: Emergency Relief

PBV’s team landed in Kathmandhu on 3rd May 2015 in order to conduct a rapid needs assessment and provide immediate relief to communities affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal. At the time of writing, the disaster has claimed over 8500 lives, destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, and has crippled critical infrastructure across the country. An estimated one million children are unable to attend classes due to damage to schools, and many hospitals have sustained severe damage. Upon arrival, our staff checked in at the Reception and Departure Centre (RDC) at Kathmandu airport, where humanitarian agencies check in, receive a briefing, and provide information on their respective missions, […]

26
Apr

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Nepal Earthquake 2015: Emergency Relief

On 25th April, a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck 80km northwest of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The strong tremor has caused severe loss of life and widespread damage across the country; thousands of casualties have been reported and critical infrastructure has sustained significant damage. The toll is expected to rise as more information from affected areas becomes available. PBV ‘s response team is deploying to Kathmandu on 2nd May in order to carry out a rapid needs assessment and assist affected communities through the provision of emergency supplies. The team is in contact with partners on the ground and is working closely with community stakeholders, UN agencies, governmental groups and NGOs to […]

25
Mar

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Vanuatu: Cyclone Pam Relief

PBV is currently conducting a needs assessment in Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam, working closely with local governments, national government agencies, INGOs and NGOs, and civil society on the ground. PBV is actively taking part in the UN cluster meetings, to ensure that our activities are part of the larger international community’s movements to provide assistance and to ensure that all information is shared as much as possible to reduce duplication of efforts. Although the capital, Port Vila (population approx. 50,000), has had many essential services and infrastructure restored, some of the outer islands are badly affected and lacking basic lifelines, according to some reports and information here in Port […]

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