Japan Platform to launch 2019 Emergency Response to Typhoon Faxai and Typhoon Hagibis -Calling for donations-
This program update information is here
「Emergency Response to Typhoon Faxai and Typhoon Hagibis」
Japan Platform (hereafter referred to as JPF; Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), has decided to launch a program to assist victims of Typhoon Hagibis, for which an emergency warning was issued in 13 prefectures from Oct. 12 through Oct. 13, and which caused serious damage in many regions of Japan.
Along with this decision, JPF has started its call for donations and asks for your cooperation.
- At this point, it has been confirmed that Typhoon Hagibis has caused extensive and severe damage including levee breaches and flooding, landslides, swelling and overflowing of rivers, and power and water outages. There is a possibility that the number of evacuees may increase significantly going forward and that the extent of the damage and need for assistance may also expand as further information is gathered on assistance needed to repair houses and for victims of the typhoon who have remained in their homes.
- On Oct. 13, JPF, together with Japan Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (JVOAD), sent its initial response teams to gather information on the extent of the damage and need for assistance in the four locations that have been severely affected: Nagano Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture, the Tohoku region (such as Miyagi Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture), and the North Kanto region (such as Tochigi Prefecture, Ibaraki Prefecture and Saitama Prefecture).
- JPF will work with local governments and JPF member NGOs to understand the extent of the damage and gather information on what is needed, and will swiftly implement assistance based on those findings. Future developments will be reported on the JPF website as well as through its Facebook account.
2019 Emergency Response to Typhoon Faxai and Typhoon Hagibis
- Typhoon Hagibis wreaked damage in Chiba Prefecture which was also affected by Typhoon Faxai. As it is difficult to distinguish between the damages caused by these two typhoons, this program will merge with the current program for Typhoon Faxai, the 2019 Emergency Response to Typhoon Faxai, and expand upon it to respond and deliver assistance to victims of both typhoons efficiently.
- * The program period and budget will be re-examined as needed depending on the situation on the ground.
|Period||September 22, 2019 through January 21, 2020|
|Budget||65 million yen (private funding)|
|Location||Areas affected by Typhoon Faxai and Typhoon Hagibis|
Donations are accepted through the following accounts
Donation accounts for 2019 Assistance to Victims of Typhoon Faxai and Typhoon Hagibis
* The period for accepting donations will be determined as appropriate depending on the situation.
* These accounts are the same as the donation accounts for 2019 Emergency Response to Typhoon Faxai.
International Bank Transfer
- Bank name
- MUFG Bank, Ltd. (Swift Code: BOTKJPJT)
- Head Office
(Bank Address: 2-7-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8388, Japan)
- Account Type
- Account No.
- Account name
- TOKUHI JAPAN PLATFORM
- Please visit our website (Japanese)
JPF was founded in 2000 as a new and uniquely Japanese framework for emergency humanitarian assistance. In order to deliver prompt and effective assistance within and outside of Japan, JPF coordinates the efforts of NGOs, the business community, and the government, all of which participate as equal partners, and provides various types of support to member NGOS in Japan. Since 2000, we have built out trust through over 1,500 projects in 53 nations and regions totaling over 60 billion yen in assistance as we promoted cooperation among corporate partners and NGOs and accurately reported our activities. We share information and create humanitarian assistance projects together with our 43 member NGOs with diverse strengths. After the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, over 7 billion yen had been provided from corporate and individual donors for disaster relief, and we partnered with locally-coordinating intermediary support organizations in providing assistance for local NGOs and contributed to the systemic development towards reconstruction.
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