Mar 2023


Turkiye-Syria Earthquakes: PBV delivered emergency supplies in Hatay, Turkiye

Responding to the earthquakes that occurred on 6th February in southwestern Turkiye, Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) dispatched staff members to the affected areas for damage assessment and emergency relief activity in late February. During the visit, the team delivered emergency relief supplies to the affected communities in Hatay province, one of the worst affected areas. With the support of Turkiye-based members of ASAR Humanity, we distributed more than 400 hot meals, 50 hygiene kits, 30 solar lanterns, and 13 sleeping bags. The items were handed to the residents staying in tents and temporary housing with limited access to lifelines. The distribution was made possible with generous contributions from people […]

Feb 2023


Earthquakes in Turkiye and Syria 2023: PBV Emergency Relief Fund Launched

As widely reported in Japan and elsewhere, communities in Turkiye (formerly known as Turkey)  and Syria experienced very strong earthquakes on February 6. Extensive damage has been reported in both countries. More than a hundred aftershocks have been recorded as of February 7. Rescue efforts are still underway in snowy conditions. Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) has been in touch with local NGOs and UN agencies to gather information on the damage and launched an emergency relief fund to support those in the affected communities. More information will be shared on this page shortly. We seek your generous support to help those in dire situations. Thank you very much. Donate […]

Mar 2022


All for Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund Launched

On February 24, 2022, the Russian military invasion of Ukraine began, and military attacks by missiles and other weapons have been carried out in several cities in Ukraine. Many civilians, including children, have been killed. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), at least 930,000 citizens have fled to neighboring countries including Poland, Hungary, and Romania in search of safety, and more than 100,000 people have been internally displaced in Ukraine (as of March 2, 2022). The people who are fleeing the war and being deprived of their daily lives are in great need of support. Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV), together with the NGO Peace Boat, […]

Dec 2021


Typhoon Rai (Odette): Emergency Relief Fund Launched

On 16-17 December 2021, a powerful typhoon Rai (local name: Odette) made landfall in the islands of central Philippines, causing extensive damage. As of 22 December, 2.4 million people and 604,322 households have been affected and 375 lives have been lost. The full extent of the damage, particularly on the smaller islands, is still being assessed and further reports are expected once communications are restored. The Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) is in contact with multiple organizations in the Philippines to gather information at a local level. On the ground, government agencies are working to save lives and clear the area, while many international organizations and NGOs have launched emergency […]