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  • 被災地での車両の貸出(佐賀県武雄市)©JCSA©JCSA
  • 大町町の避難所に衛生用品を提供 8月19日 ©PBV©PBV
  • 炊き出しをする九州ケータリング協会の皆さん(佐賀県武雄市北方町)8月20日 ©AAR©AAR
  • 九州はじめとした西日本を中心に、河川の氾濫や浸水被害、土砂災害が広範囲で発生 写真は佐賀県 ©PBV©PBV
  • 佐賀県 ©PBV©PBV
  • 佐賀県 ©PBV©PBV
  • 佐賀県武雄市 ©PBV©PBV
  • 浸水被害を受けたNPO法人「菜菜」。同事業所の津山葉子さんが浸水の深さを示している 佐賀県武雄市8月16日撮影 ©AAR©AAR
  • 浸水被害を受けたNPO法人「菜菜」に支援物資を届け 聞き取り調査する AAR職員 佐賀県武雄市で8月18日 ©AAR©AAR
  • 浸水被害を受けて集められた廃棄物。被災地で繰り返される光景。佐賀県武雄市・北方運動公園。8月18日撮影 ©AAR©AAR

PBV's support for soup kitchen in Omachi, Saga Prefecture

13th September 2021

  • Cooking out food at an exchange base (Omachi Town, Saga Prefecture) ©PBVCooking out food at an exchange base (Omachi Town, Saga Prefecture) ©PBV

The Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV), a JPF member NGO, is rebuilding lives in Omachi, Saga Prefecture, which was hit by torrential rains in August, through local exchange centers. Their support activities include providing meals to the people affected by the disaster in cooperation with the local Omachi Council for the Promotion of Better Dietary Habits and disaster response NPOs that rushed to help from all over the country.

Our support activities are based on the requests and needs of the affected areas, and are being carried out with due consideration for the prevention of infectious diseases. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

Click here for the PBV report (in Japanese)

JCSA's Support for Vehicle Lending in Takeo City, Saga Prefecture

8th September 2021

  • Lending out vehicles in the affected area (Takeo City, Saga Prefecture) ©JCSALending out vehicles in the affected area (Takeo City, Saga Prefecture) ©JCSA

The Japan Car Sharing Association (JCSA), a JPF member NGO, has been supporting the lending of vehicles in the disaster-stricken areas of Saga and Fukuoka prefectures since soon after the torrential rains in August, based in its Kyushu branch in Takeo City. Since the beginning of September, the project has also been implemented as a JPF funded project, and with the support of companies working with JCSA, we have been lending vehicles to those affected by the disaster and support groups.

PBV Helps Rebuild Lives in Omachi, Saga Prefecture

6th September 2021

  • Staff members talking to people who are supporting the soup kitchen (Omachi Town, Saga Prefecture) ©PBVStaff members talking to people who are supporting the soup kitchen (Omachi Town, Saga Prefecture) ©PBV

Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV), a JPF member NGO, conducted an advance survey in Takeo City and Omachi Town, Saga Prefecture, immediately after the torrential rains in August, and also provided emergency relief supplies to evacuation centers. At the end of August, they started to provide support for rebuilding people's lives through "local support exchange centers" as a JPF-supported project.

Support Programs Launched in Saga and Fukuoka Prefectures

3rd September 2021

  • Lending light trucks to those affected by the disaster (Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture) ©JCSALending light trucks to those affected by the disaster (Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture) ©JCSA

As part of JPF's Emergency Response to August 2021 Japan Floods, we have started a grant program in Saga and Fukuoka prefectures that were affected by the torrential rains of August 2021. Currently, Japan Car Sharing Association (JCSA) and Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) are providing the following support.

JCSA : Support for free lending of vehicles to those affected by the disaster of the 2021 torrential rains and support groups
PBV : Rebuilding the lives of those affected by the disaster through a "local support exchange base" in Omachi, Saga Prefecture 

We will continue to report on our support activities on the ground through our website and SNS. We look forward to your continued support.

Support for Those Suffering Psychologically and Economically

1st September 2021

  • A large amount of waste collected due to flooding damage (Takeo City, Saga Prefecture) ©AARA large amount of waste collected due to flooding damage (Takeo City, Saga Prefecture) ©AAR

JPF will continue to support the victims of the August 2021 torrential rains. In recent years, natural disasters have been recurring every year, and this disaster is causing psychological and economic hardship for the people in the affected areas. Your support will be a great help.

Yahoo! Net Donations Also Accepting Donations for " Emergency Response to August 2021 Japan Floods"

28th August 2021

JPF is now accepting donations for the "Emergency Response to August 2021 Japan Floods "campaign. People in Saga, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, and other areas that have been repeatedly hit by disasters are experiencing a deepening sense of fatigue. In order to continue delivering support without omission, even in the case of the Pandemic, we would appreciate your cooperation through donations.

Click here for the Yahoo! Net Donation website

Vehicle Lending by JCSA in Takeo City, Saga Prefecture

30th August 2021

The Japan Car Sharing Association (JCSA), a JPF member NGO, has started to lend out vehicles free of charge to those affected by the disaster in Takeo City, Saga Prefecture, using vehicles returned by users of the "Disaster Return Lease".
In order to continue to implement JPF projects by member NGOs in the disaster-affected areas without interruption, we would appreciate your cooperation through donations.

Click here for JCSA's report (in Japanese)

PBV to Establish Support Base in Areas Affected by August 2021 Japan Floods

27th August 2021

  • Support and exchange base in the town ©PBVSupport and exchange base in the town ©PBV

The Peace Boat Disaster Relief Center (PBV), a JPF member NGO, is working hard to establish a base of communication in Omachi Town, Saga Prefecture, so that people can help each other in the affected areas.

Online Briefing Session on "Emergency Response to August 2021 Japan Floods" Held!

26th August 2021

On August 25, JPF held an online briefing session on the "Emergency Response to August 2021 Japan Floods", which was attended by about 50 people from companies and other organizations. Thank you very much for taking time out of your busy schedules!

At the briefing, the JPF Secretariat and member NGOs (Peace Boat Disaster Relief, Association for Aid and Relief, Japan and Peace Winds Japan) talked about the situation in the affected areas, mainly in Saga and Hiroshima prefectures, and the support needed.

  • People affected again in Omachi, Saga PrefecturePeople affected again in Omachi, Saga Prefecture
  • In Omachi Town, Saga Prefecture, the damage is worse than two years agoIn Omachi Town, Saga Prefecture, the damage is worse than two years ago

The staff of the member NGOs who have been conducting surveys and providing material support on the ground explained the problems of the areas where the full extent of the damage is still unclear, the welfare facilities that have been damaged, and the home-bound evacuees who do not go to evacuation centers due to covid-19 pandemic, using the voices of local people and photos. They also introduced examples of supplies (food and drink, underwear, towels, alcohol gel, insect repellent spray, etc.) that are needed at evacuation centers.

The participants asked questions about the disaster response in the pandemic, the period of time when support is needed, and the implementation of support for single parent households and orphanages.

  • Welfare facilities in Takeo City, Saga Prefecture, also suffered from flooding againWelfare facilities in Takeo City, Saga Prefecture, also suffered from flooding again
  • Landslide and flooding damage also occurred in Hiroshima PrefectureLandslide and flooding damage also occurred in Hiroshima Prefecture

In addition to the support for the areas affected by the August 2021 torrential rains, the "Emergency Response to August 2021 Japan Floods" program is also designed to respond to large-scale disasters in future typhoons and heavy rain seasons. We would like to ask for your understanding of this program, as well as your cooperation in providing donations and support.

AAR survey on the disaster situation in Takeo City and Omachi Town, Saga Prefecture

25th August 2021

  • A couple smiles after receiving a lunch box. August 20 ©AARA couple smiles after receiving a lunch box. August 20 ©AAR

Prior to the implementation of the project, Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR), a member NGO of JPF, has been surveying the situation of the affected welfare facilities in Takeo City and Omachi Town, Saga Prefecture, which were damaged by the torrential rains in August 2021, as well as providing emergency food assistance.

Although the situation in the affected areas has not been widely reported, there are still some areas where the damage has not yet been assessed, so it is important to conduct on-the-spot surveys to identify all the support needs.

Donations Now Being Accepted on READYFOR Crowdfunding Site

24th August 2021

READYFOR is now accepting donations for the " Emergency Response to August 2021 Japan Floods" project on its crowdfunding site. We would like to ask for your warm support through your donations.
Click here for the crowdfunding site

Online Briefing Session on the Emergency Response to August 2021 Japan Floods for the business community and the media

23rd August 2021

We will provide information on the situation in the areas affected by the floods. NGO staff who have assessed the affected communities will also participate in the briefing. We look forward to having those of you from the business community and the media participate in the session.

●Date/Time: Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Please register here

Operation Support for Evacuation Shelters by Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) - Omachi Town, Saga Prefecture

22nd August 2021

  • Providing hygiene products to an evacuation center in Omachi on August 19Providing hygiene products to an evacuation center in Omachi on August 19 ©PBV

Prior to the JPF project, JPF member NGOs have started to provide support in the affected areas in Saga and Fukuoka prefectures. PBV has also participated in the evacuation center management meeting in Omachi town, Saga prefecture. Based on the experience of their support activities in Kumamoto, which was hit by last year's torrential rains in July, PBV is sharing examples of evacuation center management in the pendemic.

Cookout by a member NGO, Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR) - Takeo City, Saga Prefecture

21st August 2021

Members of the Kyushu Catering Association (Kitagata-cho, Takeo City, Saga Prefecture) cooking out a meal on August 20©AAR

  • Members of the Kyushu Catering Association (Kitagata-cho, Takeo City, Saga Prefecture) cooking out a meal on August 20 8月20日 ©AARMembers of the Kyushu Catering Association (Kitagata-cho, Takeo City, Saga Prefecture) cooking out a meal on August 20 ©AAR

Prior to the JPF project, some of our member NGOs have already started to provide support to those affected by the disaster in Saga and Fukuoka prefectures.
We hope that you will support our member NGOs with your donations so that they can continue to provide much-needed support to the affected areas.

Response Launched, Call for Donations

20th August 2021

  • ©PBV©PBV

Japan Platform (JPF; Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) decided to launch the emergency response to assist people affected by the floods around Japan. The floods were a result of the heavy rain in July and August 2021, and they have caused serious damages. At this time, we have begun to call for donations.

We will also provide information on the situation in the areas affected by the floods. NGO staff who have assessed the affected communities will also participate in the briefing. We look forward to having those of you from the business community and the media participate in the session.

Date/Time: Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Please register here

11 cities and towns in Shizuoka, Tottori, Shimane, and Kagoshima prefectures were affected by the heavy rains in July*1, and 21 cities and towns in Nagano, Shimane, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Saga, and Nagasaki prefectures were affected by the heavy rains in August*2. Additionally, the Disaster Relief Act has been applied to 21 municipalities in Nagano, Shimane, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Saga, and Nagasaki prefectures*2. As there is ongoing rain, the possibility of further damage is high.

Many areas that were affected at this time have experienced the disaster multiple times, with torrential rains and floods that have been repeatedly affecting communities across Japan in 2018, 2019, and 2020. For some areas, reconstruction efforts from the previous disaster had finally begun when rain and flood hit them once again this year, and this disaster has taken a heavy toll on the people both psychologically and economically. Local governments, social welfare councils, and civic organizations engaged in local relief activities have also been deeply fatigued. This is what our member NGOs who are in contact with the local communities have reported.

To ensure that no necessary support goes undelivered due to the impact of the new coronavirus pandemic, JPF will provide assistance that meet the needs of the affected areas in accordance with the infection prevention guidelines*3 while we take thorough infection control measures. Updates on this response will be posted on the JPF website and on SNS.

*1 Cabinet Office Major Disaster Management Headquarters (6 August 2021)
*2 Cabinet Office Specified Disaster Management Headquarters (19 August 2021)
*3 JPF Domestic Disaster Response Code of Conduct ”Guidelines for entering disaster affected areas with risk of COVID-19 infection,” JVOAD “Disaster Response Guidelines for Volunteers and Non-Profit Organizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

●20 August 2021 (Press Release)

Japan Platform (JPF; Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) decided to launch the emergency response to assist people affected by the floods around Japan. The floods were a result of the heavy rain in July and August 2021, and they have caused serious damages. At this time, we have begun to call for donations. We also look forward to having you in our briefing session for the business community and the media on Wednesday, 25 August.

<Overview>

  • Waste collected after flooding damage, a scene repeated in the disaster affected areas. Kitagata Athletic Park, Takeo City, Saga Prefecture. Photographed on 18 August 2021 ©AARWaste collected after flooding damage, a scene repeated in the disaster affected areas. Kitagata Athletic Park, Takeo City, Saga Prefecture. Photographed on 18 August 2021 ©AAR

    The fronts that formed in July and August of 2021 have remained over Japan for a long period of time, causing extensive damages in various areas across the country. 11 cities and towns in Shizuoka, Tottori, Shimane, and Kagoshima prefectures were affected by the heavy rains in July*1, and 21 cities and towns in Nagano, Shimane, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Saga, and Nagasaki prefectures were affected by the heavy rains in August*2. Additionally, the Disaster Relief Act has been applied to 21 municipalities in Nagano, Shimane, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Saga, and Nagasaki prefectures*2. As there is ongoing rain, the possibility of further damage is high.
  • Due to the torrential rain in August, as of the 19th of the month, 995 homes were completely destroyed, partially destroyed, or flooded above floor level, and 3,760 homes were flooded below floor level*2. With continued heavy rain, the local governments are still unable to accurately assess the number of damaged structures. Meanwhile, the number of people accepted at evacuation centers is limited due to the coronavirus pandemic, so some families with flooded homes have evacuated to the upper floors of their own homes or are living in their cars, making it difficult for governments and relief providers to grasp the actual needs in these communities.
  • Many areas that were affected at this time have experienced the disaster multiple times, with torrential rains and floods that have been repeatedly affecting communities across Japan in 2018, 2019, and 2020. For some areas, reconstruction efforts from the previous disaster had finally begun when rain and flood hit them once again this year, and this disaster has taken a heavy toll on the people both psychologically and economically. Local governments, social welfare councils, and civic organizations engaged in local relief activities have also been deeply fatigued. This is what our member NGOs who are in contact with the local communities have reported.
  • To ensure that no necessary support goes undelivered due to the impact of the new coronavirus pandemic, JPF will provide assistance that meet the needs of the affected areas in accordance with the infection prevention guidelines*3 while we take thorough infection control measures. Updates on this response will be posted on the JPF website and on Facebook.

Online Briefing Session on the Emergency Response to August 2021 Japan Floods
We will provide information on the situation in the areas affected by the floods. NGO staff who have assessed the affected communities will also participate in the briefing. We look forward to having those of you from the business community and the media participate in the session.
Date/Time: Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Please register here

*1 Cabinet Office Major Disaster Management Headquarters (6 August 2021)
*2 Cabinet Office Specified Disaster Management Headquarters (19 August 2021)
*3 JPF Domestic Disaster Response Code of Conduct ”Guidelines for entering disaster affected areas with risk of COVID-19 infection,” JVOAD “Disaster Response Guidelines for Volunteers and Non-Profit Organizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Program Overview

Term 6 months (Initial Response Period)
Budget 30 million yen (private funds)
Locations Areas in Japan affected by the torrential rain that has continued since 13 August 2021

*Program term and budget will be revised as needed to reflect the conditions on the ground.

How to Donate to JPF's Emergency Response to August 2021 Japan Floods Program

Donation Term: 20 August 2021 to 21 February 2022
*Term will be revised as needed to reflect the conditions on the ground.

Name of bank
MUFG Bank, Ltd (Swift Code: BOTKJPJT)
Branch
Head Office
Type of account
Saving
Account number
0212722
Name of account holder
Specified Nonprofit Corporation Japan Platform
Bank Address
2-7-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8388, Japan
  • *Thank you for your understanding in covering the bank transfer fees when you donate to us.
Name of bank
Japan Post Bank
Code and account number
00120-8-140888
 
Name of account holder
Specified Nonprofit Corporation Japan Platform
  • *When making a donation through Japan Post, please write "August 2021 Japan Floods" in the memo column.
  • *Thank you for your understanding in covering the bank transfer fees when you donate to us.
  • *10% of donations from companies and organizations, 15% from individuals will be used for administrative costs, and the rest will be used for local projects.
  • *Donations will be used for JPF's Emergency Response to August 2021 Japan Floods Program. However, if there is any leftover money after the completion of all the projects, it may be used for the next emergency relief. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Donations to JPF Activities in General

*Not to specific support activities such as "Emergency Response to August 2021 Japan Floods Program".

Name of bank
Japan Post Bank
Code and account number
00100-7-757910
 
Name of account holder
Specified Nonprofit Corporation Japan Platform
  • *When making a donation through Japan Post, please write "General Donation" in the memo column.
  • *Thank you for your understanding in covering the bank transfer fees when you donate to us.

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