Emergency Response to Typhoon Faxai
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.
- 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|