Chiba Japan
Emergency Response to Typhoon Faxai
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  • To understand what assistance is needed, JPF staff talk with a woman living by herself in the town of Kyonan, who had received tarping assistance (not funded by JPF) from a JPF member NGO ©JPFTo understand what assistance is needed, JPF staff talk with a woman living by herself in the town of Kyonan, who had received tarping assistance (not funded by JPF) from a JPF member NGO ©JPF
  • Asking the Head of the Secretary and Public Relations Department of Futtsu about what is needed ©JPFAsking the Head of the Secretary and Public Relations Department of Futtsu about what is needed ©JPF
  • Disaster Volunteer Center in Futtsu ©JPFDisaster Volunteer Center in Futtsu ©JPF
  • Interviewing people at the Volunteer Center in Futtsu ©JPFInterviewing people at the Volunteer Center in Futtsu ©JPF
  • There are enough tarps but not enough people that can install it on rooftops_Futtsu ©JPFThere are enough tarps but not enough people that can install it on rooftops_Futtsu ©JPF
  • Interviewing people at the Volunteer Center in Futtsu to find that there are enough tarps but not enough people that can install it on rooftops ©JPFInterviewing people at the Volunteer Center in Futtsu to find that there are enough tarps but not enough people that can install it on rooftops ©JPF
  • JPF General Manager for Emergency Response Shibata explains assistance from NGOs to BuzzFeed journalists who had accompanied her on this visit ©JPFJPF General Manager for Emergency Response Shibata explains assistance from NGOs to BuzzFeed journalists who had accompanied her on this visit ©JPF
  • Disaster Volunteer Center in Futtsu ©JPFDisaster Volunteer Center in Futtsu ©JPF
  • Entrance of the town hall in Futtsu ©JPFEntrance of the town hall in Futtsu ©JPF
  • Volunteer reception at the town hall in Kyonan ©JPFVolunteer reception at the town hall in Kyonan ©JPF
  • Ceiling of the town hall in Kyonan damaged by the typhoon ©JPFCeiling of the town hall in Kyonan damaged by the typhoon ©JPF
  • Staff from JPF as well as its member NGOs ADRA and PWJ discuss assistance related to tarping_Kyonan ©JPFStaff from JPF as well as its member NGOs ADRA and PWJ discuss assistance related to tarping_Kyonan ©JPF
  • Staff from JPF as well as its member NGOs ADRA and PWJ answer questions from BuzzFeed journalists on the situation in Kyonan and needs for assistance ©JPFStaff from JPF as well as its member NGOs ADRA and PWJ answer questions from BuzzFeed journalists on the situation in Kyonan and needs for assistance ©JPF
  • Kyonan ©JPFKyonan ©JPF
  • Roof tarping is outsourced to professionals to prevent secondary disasters and make sure that they would hold up in the long term ©JPFRoof tarping is outsourced to professionals to prevent secondary disasters and make sure that they would hold up in the long term ©JPF
  • JPF staff visit the town of Kyonan to gain insight for delivering assistance ©JPFJPF staff visit the town of Kyonan to gain insight for delivering assistance ©JPF
  • Kyonan ©JPFKyonan ©JPF
  • Tateyama ©JPFTateyama ©JPF
  • Tateyama ©JPFTateyama ©JPF
  • Example of damages seen in the area spanning from Tateyama to Kyonan, Chiba Prefecture ©JPF Example of damages seen in the area spanning from Tateyama to Kyonan, Chiba Prefecture ©JPF
  • Example of damages seen in the area spanning from Tateyama to Kyonan, Chiba Prefecture ©JPF Example of damages seen in the area spanning from Tateyama to Kyonan, Chiba Prefecture ©JPF

Typhoon Faxai Response: AAR Supporting Recovery of Welfare Facilities for Disabled Persons

8th October 2019 15:11

  • Plastic roof of an agricultural greenhouse blown away by wind and rain, showing damaged rest space for the workers inside (Kisarazu, Chiba; 19th September 2019) ©AARPlastic roof of an agricultural greenhouse blown away by wind and rain, showing damaged rest space for the workers inside (Kisarazu, Chiba; 19th September 2019) ©AAR
  • Due to the wind and rain, small bridge on the facility’s premise was also damaged (Kisarazu, Chiba; 19th September 2019) ©AARDue to the wind and rain, small bridge on the facility’s premise was also damaged (Kisarazu, Chiba; 19th September 2019) ©AAR

Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR), a JPF member NGO, has begun its recovery support for welfare facilities serving persons with disabilities in the two cities of Kisarazu and Minamiboso in Chiba Prefecture. AAR has conducted needs assessment with welfare facilities in the areas affected by the typhoon in Chiba and has also distributed relief items so far. From here on, they will support two specific welfare facilities serving the disabled in Minamiboso and Kisarazu that have sustained especially severe damages. AAR’s support includes the provision of items necessary for activities among the disabled facilities users, repairs of vehicles used to transport the users, and the rebuilding of agricultural greenhouses and rest spaces.

We thank you in advance for your continued support. To learn more about AAR’s activities, read their activity report here: https://www.aarjapan.gr.jp/activity/report/2019/0927_2833.html

Japan Platform has continued to work with JPF member NGOs and relevant organizations on the ground to gather information, and has also responded to individual requests for assistance with supplies by working with corporations. However, as damages stemming from the typhoon are prolonged and increasing, JPF has decided to launch a formal assistance program. In line with this decision, it has started calls for donations and asks for your cooperation.

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  • As the estimated time required for restoration of electricity within Chiba Prefecture has been significantly extended, some communities expect to have no power or running water until the end of September. In addition, subsequent heavy rain may force some remaining households to evacuate, causing the total number of evacuees to increase substantially. Although the lack of supplies is expected to be resolved, the extent of damages and need for assistance may also increase as JPF gathers further information on assistance needed to repair houses and for affected people of the typhoon who have stayed in their homes.
  • JPF responds to requests for assistance from the cities of Tateyama and Futtsu. On September 15, it delivered supplies by working with corporations.
  • JPF has decided to launch a program as damages stemming from the typhoon are prolonged and increasing enough to meet its criteria to act. It will continue to work with local governments and JPF member NGOs to understand the extent of the damage and gather information on what is needed to swiftly implement assistance. Future developments will be reported on the JPF website and Facebook.

Overview of Program

Period 3 months (Initial Response)
Budget 50 million yen (Funding from the private sector)
Location Areas mainly in Chiba Prefecture that were affected by Typhoon Faxai