2017.06.16

Japan Platform to launch humanitarian assistance for displaced people due to firefights in Mindanao island and begin calls for donations - Over 290,000 evacuated people in need of emergency assistance -

Japan Platform to launch humanitarian assistance for displaced people due to firefights in Mindanao island and begin calls for donations
- Over 290,000 evacuated people in need of emergency assistance - (PDF 404KB)

On 15 June, Japan Platform (hereinafter referred to JPF; Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) decided to launch a programme for internally displaced persons (IDPs) due to ongoing armed conflict in South Philippines, and to fund an assistance project brought by a member NGO. In line with the decision, it is extensively calling for donations.

Since 23 May, fighting has broken out in Marawi city, Lanao Del Sur on Mindanao island in South Philippines, between armed force of Philippines and Maute fighters. Whole area of Mindanao island is under martial law declared by President Duterte. Over 290,000 residents have been displaced.※1 Up to 84% of the displaced are staying with relatives or friends, nearly 39,000 sought refuge in 50 evacuation centers located in Lanao del Norte.※1 100,000 children reportedly affected.※2 At least 150,000 displaced people are in need of food and WASH assistance.※3

Considering the situation described above, JPF decided that emergency assistance is necessary in order to save lives of displaced people, and to deliver them essential commodities as well as educational opportunity that are minimally required for human dignity.
Yuko Shibata, General Manager of Emergency Response Division, has stated the following: "JPF funded a project implemented by a member NGO that already have offices in Mindanao and 25 years' experiences in the area. We respond this crisis and begin assistance immediately and safely."

※1 data estimated as of 8 June. OCHA, Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (6-12 June 2017)
※2 UNICEF, Philippines Humanitarian Situation Update, 8 June 2017
※3 ACAPS Briefing Note, 1 June 2017

The current plan of the programme Emergency Response to IDPs in South Philippines 2017 outlined below. Further update will be reported on JPF website.

Implementation period 3 months (15 June 2107 - 14 September 2017)
Budget 15 million JPY
Programme description Distribution of food, essential commodities and school kits
Location South Philippines (Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur)
Organization International Children's Action Network (ICAN)

*The programme budget and period may be revised in the context of actual situation on the ground.

Donations for the JPF Emergency Response to IDPs in South Philippines 2017 are accepted through:

Domestic Remittance

Name of bank
ゆうちょ銀行(Japan Post Bank)
Code and account number
00120-8-140888
Name of account holder
特定非営利活動法人ジャパン・プラットフォーム
(Specified Nonprofit Corporation Japan Platform)
  • *When making a donation through Japan Post, please write "for IDPs in South Philippines 2017"in the memo column.
Name of bank
三菱東京UFJ銀行(Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ)
Branch
本店(Head Office)
Type of account
普通(Saving)
Account number
1732834
Name of account holder
特定非営利活動法人ジャパン・プラットフォーム
(Specified Nonprofit Corporation Japan Platform)
  • *Donations will be accepted from June 15, 2017 through September 14, 2017.
    (The program implementation period may be extended depending on the situation)

International Remittance

Account name
TOKUHI JAPAN PLATFORM
Bank name
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ/dd>
Branch
Head Office
Bank Address
2-7-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8388, Japan
Swift code
BOTKJPJT
Account
Saving
Account No.
1732834

About Japan Platform

Japan Platform (JPF) was founded in 2000 as a new framework for coordinating Japanese emergency humanitarian aid. JPF supports its members NGOs in various ways, to enable NGOs, the business community and the Japanese government to work together as equal partners and to deliver swift and effective aid both inside and outside Japan. Since its foundation, it has delivered a total of 40 billion yen in aid, through approximately 1200 programs in more than 45 countries and regions. This, along with efforts to promote cooperation between corporations and NGOs, and accurate reporting of all its activities, has allowed JPF to build trust over the years. JPF shares information with 46 JPF member NGOs, each with their own specialties, and shapes assistance projects together with them. In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, more than a total of 7 billion yen was donated from the private sector, and JPF contributed to organizing the efforts for recovery by supporting local NGOs alongside regional intermediaries in affected prefectures.

Contact

Japan Platform

PR: Takasugi, Programs: Shibata
TEL:03-6261-4750 E-mail:info@japanplatform.org
Kojimachi GN Yasuda Building 4F, 3-6-5 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083
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