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  • 52. Users who are taking a rest in the rest area ©PBV 52. Users who are taking a rest in the rest area ©PBV
  • 51. Embassy of the Republic of Kenya Mr. S.K. Maina, M.B.S sympathized with the affected people of the Japan floods / Okayama Office, Tokyo 1st August 2018 ©JPF 51. Embassy of the Republic of Kenya Mr. S.K. Maina, M.B.S sympathized with the affected people of the Japan floods / Okayama Office, Tokyo 1st August 2018 ©JPF
  • 50. Kenya Government has gifted 2 tons of Tea to the affected people by Japan western floods / Okayama Office, Tokyo 1st August 2018 ©JPF 50. Kenya Government has gifted 2 tons of Tea to the affected people by Japan western floods / Okayama Office, Tokyo 1st August 2018 ©JPF
  • 49. Medical treatment in evacuation shelter by HuMA staff / Mabi Okayama © HuMA 49. Medical treatment in evacuation shelter by HuMA staff / Mabi Okayama © HuMA
  • 48. Good Neighbors Japan staff who is checking the dispatch status of volunteer transfer / Uwajima, Ehime ©GNJP 48. Good Neighbors Japan staff who is checking the dispatch status of volunteer transfer / Uwajima, Ehime ©GNJP
  • 47. Good Neighbors Japan staff who is satisfying the map with volunteer in the Yano satellite disaster volunteer center in Hiroshima / Aki district, Hiroshima city, Hiroshima ©GNJP 47. Good Neighbors Japan staff who is satisfying the map with volunteer in the Yano satellite disaster volunteer center in Hiroshima / Aki district, Hiroshima city, Hiroshima ©GNJP
  • 46. The child who support for evacuation shelter management / Nima primary school, Kurashiki, Okayama, 31th July ©SVA 46. The child who support for evacuation shelter management / Nima primary school, Kurashiki, Okayama, 31th July ©SVA
  • 45. Potential needs survey by JPF member NGO :Shanti International Volunteer Association (SVA) in Hiroshima / Hiroshima, 13th July ©SVA 45. Potential needs survey by JPF member NGO :Shanti International Volunteer Association (SVA) in Hiroshima / Hiroshima, 13th July ©SVA
  • 44. JPF staffs who listen closely to affected person's potential needs for further support / Yoshida town, Uwajima, Ehime, 31st July ©JPF 44. JPF staffs who listen closely to affected person's potential needs for further support / Yoshida town, Uwajima, Ehime, 31st July ©JPF
  • 43. Water tanks settled on near evacuation shelter / Yoshida town, Uwajima, Ehime, 31st July ©JPF 43. Water tanks settled on near evacuation shelter / Yoshida town, Uwajima, Ehime, 31st July ©JPF
  • 42. JOICFP staff who listens closely to mothers' stories for future support / Yoshida town, Uwajima, Ehime, 29th July ©JOICFP 42. JOICFP staff who listens closely to mothers' stories for future support / Yoshida town, Uwajima, Ehime, 29th July ©JOICFP
  • 41. Information sharing meeting by aid workers in Ehime / Uwajima Ehime, 30th July, 2018 ©JPF 41. Information sharing meeting by aid workers in Ehime / Uwajima Ehime, 30th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 40. Group Session in Information sharing meeting by aid workers in Ehime / Uwajima Ehime, 30th July, 2018 ©JPF 40. Group Session in Information sharing meeting by aid workers in Ehime / Uwajima Ehime, 30th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 39. Issues sharing by sticky notes /Uwajima Ehime, 30th July, 2018 ©JPF 39. Issues sharing by sticky notes /Uwajima Ehime, 30th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 38. Current Situation of Nomura, Seiyo City, Ehime / Seiyo Ehime, 1st August, 2018 ©JPF 38. Current Situation of Nomura, Seiyo City, Ehime / Seiyo Ehime, 1st August, 2018 ©JPF
  • 37. Current Situation of Nomura, Seiyo City, Ehime / Seiyo Ehime, 1st August, 2018 ©JPF 37. Current Situation of Nomura, Seiyo City, Ehime / Seiyo Ehime, 1st August, 2018 ©JPF
  • 36. Current Situation of Nomura, Seiyo City, Ehime / Seiyo Ehime, 1st August, 2018 ©JPF 36. Current Situation of Nomura, Seiyo City, Ehime / Seiyo Ehime, 1st August, 2018 ©JPF
  • 35. Information sharing between NGO staffs in Nomura elementary school / Seiyo, Ehime, 19th July, 2018 ©JPF 35. Information sharing between NGO staffs in Nomura elementary school / Seiyo, Ehime, 19th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 34. Information sharing in Ozu, Ehime / Ozu, Ehime, 17th July, 2018 ©JPF 34. Information sharing in Ozu, Ehime / Ozu, Ehime, 17th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 33. The current situation of Yoshida, Uwajima / Uwajima Ehime, 17th July, 2018 ©JPF 33. The current situation of Yoshida, Uwajima / Uwajima Ehime, 17th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 32. Bath Services for affected people by Self-Defense Force in front of Uwajima Public Hall/ Uwajima Ehime, 15th July, 2018 ©JPF 32. Bath Services for affected people by Self-Defense Force in front of Uwajima Public Hall/ Uwajima Ehime, 15th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 31. Cleaning equipment of Volunteer Center / Ozu Ehime, 14th July, 2018 ©JPF 31. Cleaning equipment of Volunteer Center / Ozu Ehime, 14th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 30. Evacuation Shelter in Ozu / Ozu Ehime, 16th July, 2018 ©JPF 30. Evacuation Shelter in Ozu / Ozu Ehime, 16th July, 2018 ©JPF
  • 29. The closed bridge caused by the floods, downstream of the Kano Rivers Dam / Ozu Ehime, 14th July, 2018 ©JPF 29. The closed bridge caused by the floods, downstream of the Kano Rivers Dam / Ozu Ehime, 14th July, 2018 ©JPFF
  • 28. JPF staff who mention the significance of information sharing meeting at the time of disaster on Ehime regional information sharing meeting, Ehime, 23rd July 2018 ©JPF 28. JPF staff who mention the significance of information sharing meeting at the time of disaster on Ehime regional information sharing meeting, Ehime, 23rd July 2018 ©JPF
  • 27. Ehime regional information sharing meeting, Ehime, 23rd July 2018 ©JPF 27. Ehime regional information sharing meeting, Ehime, 23rd July 2018 ©JPF
  • 26. JPF staff who summarizing opinions in Ehime Prefecture regional information sharing meeting, Ehime, 23rd July 2018 ©JPF 26. JPF staff who summarizing opinions in Ehime Prefecture regional information sharing meeting, Ehime, 23rd July 2018 ©JPF
  • 25. Houses damaged by landslides, Uwajima, Ehime, 20th July 2018 ©JPF 25. Houses damaged by landslides, Uwajima, Ehime, 20th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 24.Medical treatment in evacuation shelter, Mabi town, Okayama, 12th July 2018 ©PWJ/A-PAD Japan/CF 24.Medical treatment in evacuation shelter, Mabi town, Okayama, 13th July 2018 ©PWJ/A-PAD Japan/CF
  • 23.Medical treatment in evacuation shelter, Mabi town, Okayama, 12th July 2018 ©PWJ/A-PAD Japan/CFF 23.Medical treatment in evacuation shelter, Mabi town, Okayama, 13th July 2018 ©PWJ/A-PAD Japan/CF
  • 22.The sharing information meeting for cooperation and coordination with other NGOs and local government at Kurashiki city hall, Okayama/ 17th July 2018 ©JPF 22.The sharing information meeting for cooperation and coordination with other NGOs and local government at Kurashiki city hall, Okayama, 17th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 21.Confirming the overwhelming staff shortage for volunteering and management when emergency response teams were surveying at Mabi Volunteer center which is managed by PBV (one of JPF NGO members) founding supported by JPF, Okayama/ 17th July 2018 ©JPF 21.Confirming the overwhelming staff shortage for volunteering and management when emergency response teams were surveying at Mabi Volunteer center which is managed by PBV (one of JPF NGO members) founding supported by JPF, Okayama, 17th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 20.JPF emergency response team and Peace Winds Japan are accompanying USAID/OFDA's monitoring the affected areas (In front of Mabi Memorial Hospital)/16th July 2018 ©JPF 20.JPF emergency response team and Peace Winds Japan are accompanying USAID/OFDA's monitoring the affected areas (In front of Mabi Memorial Hospital), 16th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 19. Mr. KOMINO JPF Co-Chair person is confirming member NGOs support activities in SONO elementary school which is a shelter for the affected people /16th July 2018 ©JPF 19. Mr. KOMINO JPF Co-Chair person is confirming member NGOs support activities in SONO elementary school which is a shelter for the affected people, 16th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 18.The debris gathered in roadsides Mabi, Okayama/16th July 2018 ©JPF 18.The debris gathered in roadsides Mabi, Okayama/16th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 17.JPF staffs talking with children to get their needs in Nomura junior high school where they use as the evacuation shelter, Ehime, 14th July 2018 ©JPF 17.JPF staffs talking with children to get their needs in Nomura junior high school where they use as the evacuation shelter, Ehime, 14th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 16.JPF staffs talking with children to get their needs in Nomura junior high school where they use as the evacuation shelter, Ehime, 14th July 2018 ©JPF 16.JPF staffs talking with children to get their needs in Nomura junior high school where they use as the evacuation shelter, Ehime, 14th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 15.The situation around the Car Park of Michi-no-eki (souvenir shop), Ehime, 14th July 2018 ©JPF 15.The situation around the Car Park of Michi-no-eki (souvenir shop), Ehime, 14th July 2018 ©JPF
  • 14.JPS's NGO member staff hearing the needs from the affected people at the Kurashiki Athletic park's hall, Okayama, 14th July 2018 ©AAR 14.JPS's NGO member staff hearing the needs from the affected people at the Kurashiki Athletic park's hall, Okayama, 14th July 2018 ©AAR
  • 13. The emergency team staff collaborating with Social Welfare Council in Uwajima City / 10 th July ©JPF 13. The emergency team staff collaborating with Social Welfare Council in Uwajima City, 10th July ©JPF
  • 12. A heap of debris fallen by the floods / 10th July ©JPF 12. A heap of debris fallen by the floods, 10th July ©JPF
  • 11. Landslide Damages / 10th July Uwajima City ©JPF 11. Landslide Damages, Uwajima City, 10th July ©JPF
  • 10. Supporting items gathered for affected people / 11th July Ehime ©JPF 10. Supporting items gathered for affected people, Ehime, 11th July ©JPF
  • 9. The Roadside Garage broken by floods / 11th July Ozu City ©JPF 9. The Roadside Garage broken by floods, Ozu City, 11th July ©JPF
  • 8. The Information sharing meeting with local governments and Social Welfare Council / 11th July Ehime ©JPF 8. The Information sharing meeting with local governments and Social Welfare Council, Ehime, 11th July ©JPF
  • 7. JPF Emergency Assessment Team identifying supporting goods/ 10th July Ehime ©JP 7. JPF Emergency Assessment Team identifying supporting goods, Ehime, 10th July ©JPF
  • 6. JPF Emergency Assessment Team Information sharing meeting with NPOs, Social Welfare Council and Local government / 9th July Ehime ©JPF 6. JPF Emergency Assessment Team Information sharing meeting with NPOs, Social Welfare Council and Local government, Ehime, 9th July ©JPF
  • 5. JPF Emergency Assessment Team Corroboration with NGOs and Local government/ 9th July Ehime ©JPF 5. JPF Emergency Assessment Team Corroboration with NGOs and Local government, Ehime, 9th July ©JPF
  • 4. Supporting goods gathered in Roadside Station / 9th July Ehime ©JPF 4. Supporting goods gathered in Roadside Station, Ehime, 9th July ©JPF
  • 3. Living goods drawn by the floods remain on the road / 9th July, Ehime ©JPF 3. Living goods drawn by the floods remain on the road, Ehime, 9th July ©JPF
  • 2. PWJ team On the way to the affected area / 8th July Hiroshima ©PWJ/A-PADジャパン/CF 2. PWJ team On the way to the affected area, Hiroshima, 8th July ©PWJ/A-PAD Japan/CF
  • 1. PWJ team On the way to the affected area / 8th July Hiroshima ©PWJ/A-PADジャパン/CF 1. PWJ team On the way to the affected area, Hiroshima, 8th July ©PWJ/A-PAD Japan/CF
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16th, October, 2018
Press Release「JPF Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods:Policies and Strategies for the New Phase Calling for Donations for Developing Strong Locally-Led Disaster-Resistant Network Functions: -Assisting local NPOs' and intermediary organizations' staff development and capacity building efforts -Supporting isolated evacuees
10th September, 2018
「Activity Map」and「NGO Activities」are updated.
5th September, 2018
「Activity Map」and「NGO Activities」are updated.
3rd September, 2018
「Activity Map」and「NGO Activities」are updated.
17th August, 2018
「Activity Map」and「NGO Activities」are updated.
15th August, 2018
Due to the severity of the situation and the demands of the affected people, we have decided the expansion of the response period and funds as below.
【Project Budget】Fund expansion from 300 million to 600 million (private funds)
Along with our deepest appreciation for all enterprises, organizations, individuals whom offered a support, and as JPF, we will be responsible for the donations and the services to be delivered validly and effectively for whom are in need.
About the companies in support of JPF
29th July, 2018
From the donations, JPF have decided to subsidize activities of the member NGOs, Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development (NICCO) concurrently started the aid project. Please refer the NGO Activities tab for further information.
26th July, 2018
From the donations, JPF have decided to subsidize activities of the member NGOs, Second Harvest Japan (SHJ) concurrently started the aid project. Please refer the NGO Activities tab for further information.
24th July, 2018
From the donations, JPF have decided to subsidize activities of the member NGOs, Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV) and Humanitarian Medical Assistance (HuMA) and concurrently started the aid project. Please refer the NGO Activities tab for further information.
22nd July, 2018
From the donations, JPF have decided to subsidize activities of the member NGOs, GOOD NEIGHBORS JAPAN(GNJP) and JOICFP, and concurrently started the aid project. Please refer the NGO Activities tab for further information.
19th July, 2018
Due to the severity of the situation and the demands of the affected people, we have decided the expansion of the response period and funds as below.
【Project Budget】Fund expansion from 200 million to 300 million (private funds)
Along with our deepest appreciation for all enterprises, organizations, individuals whom offered a support, and as JPF, we will be responsible for the donations and the services to be delivered validly and effectively for whom are in need.
About the companies in support of JPF
18th July, 2018 - 22nd July, 2018
Continuing with the The JPF Emergency Mobilization Assessment Team which has entered the affected areas in 8th of July, the second and third JPF team have also entered, especially working at the Ehime prefecture for demand investigations, information sharing and connecting needs and requirements with the enterprises.
▶︎The activities of the JPF staffs are updated daily on Facebook
17th July, 2018
The JPF Emergency Mobilization Assessment Team conducted a collaborative observation with OFDA: Mabi-city, Okayama Prefecture
Japan Platform (JPF) and Peace winds japan(PWJ), the member NGO, observed Mabi city, Okayama prefecture, one of the most devastated cities of the torrential rain with the USAID/OFDA(United States Agency for International Development/ Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance) senior advisor whom visited to investigate the affected areas of the Western Japan Downpour disaster.
▶Please refer the Facebook post for further updates:
15th July, 2018
The donation we could accept from you, we decided to subsidize the activities of member NGO Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) and started the support project. Please refer to the tab of the NGO activities.
14th July, 2018
Due to the severity of the situation and the demands of the affected people, we have decided the expansion of the response period and funds as below.
【Project Budget】Fund expansion from 30 million to 200 million (private funds)
Along with our deepest appreciation for all enterprises, organizations, individuals whom offered a support, and as JPF, we will be responsible for the donations and the services to be delivered validly and effectively for whom are in need.
About the companies in support of JPF
From 9th July, 2018
JPF emergency initial investigation team, continuously assessing local demands especially in Ehime prefecture.
▶︎The latest investigation status are daily posted on Facebook
By the JPF subsidy, the registered NGO: PBV, AAR,SVA, PWJ,PARCIC have started the emergency initial investigation in Ehime, Hiroshima, and Okayama prefecture. (Many NGOs have started the investigation before the 9th based on their own funds).
8th July, 2018
For the victims of the record breaking torrential rain which poured extensively at western Japan, We have decided to launch a support project. In addition, we have started to Accept emergency aid donations.
Press release issued (In response of the torrential rain in western Japan, team "Western Japan downpour victim aids 2018" mobilized - For emergency response, JPF team have entered the disaster affected areas. Started accepting donations)
The JPF Emergency Mobilization Assessment*1 Team has arrived on the ground on July 8 and has been conducting assessment to better provide relief in accordance with the needs on the ground. In coordination with parties concerned and JPF member NGOs conducting assessment, we will promptly implement emergency relief efforts that meet the needs of affected communities.
Thus far, there have been 94 deaths, 3 critical injuries, and 56 missing persons reported*2. Some areas still face a heightened risk of landslides*3.
*1: See here for more information on sources of funding.
*2: As reported by NHK (8:52 a.m., July 9, 2018).
*3: As reported by Emergency Management Headquarters, Fire and Disaster Management Agency (6:30 a.m., July 9, 2018).
7th July, 2018
Special heavy rain alert in various regions. Collecting information to be able to response in case of emergency. While the record-breaking rain continuing to pour, Japan Meteorological Agency updated (on 7 o'clock, 7th of July) the heavy rain warning for Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Okayama, Tottori, Hyogo, and Kyoto Prefecture. While paying the highest attencion on sediment disaster, rising and overflowing rivers, flooding of lowlands, to the vigorous gusts of thunderbolts and tornadoes, Japan Platform(JPF) are collecting updates and information, to prepare in cases of Emergency response.

16th, October, 2018 Updated

JPF [Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods]: Policies and Strategies for the New Phase: Calling for Donations for Developing Strong Locally-Led Disaster-Resistant Network Functions

JPF will continue the ongoing Response to Emergency Western Japan Floods 2018 under a new policy aligned with the shift to a new phase in the areas affected by the floods.

1. Flooded Communities' Challenges and Needs

Currently, the evacuees are gradually moving out of emergency evacuation shelters and into constructed emergency temporary housing, public-funded private rental accommodations, and back into their own homes. At this point and moving forward, flooding relief will shift from the initial emergency response phase to the locally-led recovery and reconstruction phase where we will fully back up efforts among those affected by the floods to rebuild their own communities.

1) SUPPORTING LOCAL INTERMEDIARY SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS: Strengthening the Core among Local Organizations

For locally-led medium- to long-term reconstruction to be successful, it is imperative to have an organization that serves as the core NPO among all other local NPOs. These intermediary support organizations must have liaison and coordinator functions, understand local challenges and needs, and connect other local NPOs to resources that lead to solutions. Depending on the region, the local nonprofit sector that ought to step up into this core role are not functioning fully due to lack of human resources and/or damages sustained by the disaster, and those communities have needs for staffing and funding support.

2) SUPPORTING ISOLATED EVACUEES: JPF and JPF Member NGOs Assisting Vulnerable Populations in Coordination with Local NPOs and Governments

One of the major challenges in the coming weeks is in supporting evacuees who are prone to be isolated. These evacuees may have left the evacuation shelters and returned to their own homes that have been damaged by the flooding, leading their lives on the upper floors of their homes while cleaning up the ground floor and their outdoor property. Those who are still in evacuation shelters require continued assistance as well, since their homes may have been completely or partially destroyed and they may be at a loss as to where they can resettle to rebuild their lives. Currently, local governments and relief agencies do not have an accurate grasp of these vulnerable flooding survivors, and there is great need for a coordinated effort with the local NPOs and other relief providers to offer them flexible and hands-on support.

2. JPF'S Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods 2018: Policies and Strategies for the New Phase

To develop strong disaster-resistant network functions, we will support efforts that strengthen community resilience as we consider assistance provision through not only JPF member NGOs but also non-member NGOs (e.g. local NPOs) and work closely with local governments and Social Welfare Councils in implementing support efforts as illustrated below.

JPF'S Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods 2018: Policies and Strategies for the New Phase

3. Response Plan Details and Necessary Funding Amounts

In order to respond to the aforementioned challenges and needs and to implement policies and strategies for this new phase as outlined above, there is a 120-million-yen shortage in funds. In preparation for potentially larger disasters in the future, it is vital for communities across Japan to become more disaster-resistant. We thank you for your continued support and donations as we move closer towards this goal.

Response Plan Details and Necessary Funding Amounts

*1:  JPF's Response to the Western Japan Floods during the Emergency Response Phase: In response to the record-breaking heavy  rain which began on July 5 and cause significant and widespread damages in western Japan, JPF promptly began to gather information. Mobilization was decided on July 8, and the JPF Emergency Mobilization Assessment Team arrived on the ground on the same day. To date, JPF's liaison and coordination efforts for the relief work and grants provided to 12 JPF member NGOs allowed for the implementation of support provision for psychosocial care, persons with disabilities, mothers with children, children, medical care, hygiene and environmental improvements, evacuation shelter management, disaster volunteer center management, relief effort coordination, and NFIs distribution. For more details on the activities during this phase, please refer to the JPF website with ongoing posting of updates: https://www.japanplatform.org/E/programs/westernjapan-disaster2018.html

*2: Corporate & Organizational Donations 548,137,915 yen; Individual Donations 36,181,455 yen. These amounts reflect the balance after administrative expenses (10% of corporate donations and 15% of individual donations) have been subtracted.

※Press Release (16th, October, 2018 Published) 「JPF Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods: Policies and Strategies for the New Phase Calling for Donations for Developing Strong Locally-Led Disaster-Resistant Network Functions: -Assisting local NPOs' and intermediary organizations' staff development and capacity building efforts -Supporting isolated evacuees

July 13, 2018 / August 14, Updated

Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods Response Plan 2018

Background

2Since July 5, 2018, heavy rainfall continued extensively in Western Japan, which caused severe damages to 13 prefectures including Hiroshima, Okayama and Ehime. JPF decided to launch a support program on July 8, and as on July 16, 5 organizations were present for investigation & aid in the affected areas of Hiroshima, Okayama, Ehime, Fukuoka and Saga prefecture. Whilst, there were 23 organizations interested to participate in the program or were already investigating and supporting activities on their own.
In the current moment, Hiroshima, Ehime and Okayama prefecture are revealed as the most devastating affected areas. However, the demands vary in each area, as the entire support arrangement has just begun. While in some areas sufficient amount of goods are supplied and in other areas there is a further demand of goods which is yet to be delivered. Especially, lack of official assistance in special need people area is predominant, as assistance from the NGO sector is highly expected.
In the coming days, assistance will be needed for evacuees, moving from the shelters to temporary housing facilities & the biggest challenge will be the accessibility issue for the affected people who stay at the deemed temporary houses. With these situation, we are considering the program scale to be widened.

Location

The affected 13 prefectures

Response Term

Initial response:July 9 to Oct 8, 2018 (3 month)

Emergency response:Oct 9, 2018 to Apr 8, 2019 (6 month)

The project term may be readjusted by Aug 2018 based on the local situation.

Budget

600 million Yen (Private fund)
 ※The increase in amount will be considered on the basis of total donations

Content

Support Areas:Operational assistance for shelters and management of volunteer centers, NFI, assistance for evacuees at home and temporary houses, water and sanitation, medical assistance, assistance for children, mothers & people in special needs, psychological care, support for local communities, cordination, supporting NGO network organization in the affected areas.

  • The affected areas, the subsidizing scheme for non member organization could be considerable in the initial response term. Our aim will be the subservience of the local activities by supporting the affected area's autonomous reconstruction and rehabilitation, thus developing an exit strategy of JPF's support. The presence of the local NPOs, the situation of the NPO network and their activities, the government's response should be counted. While the initial response term, JPF office will start the system planning simultaneously with local investigation and organizing corporations.

Participating or Interested Organizations

  Name Activity Location
1 Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR) Ehime, Okayama
2 ADRA Japan (ADRA)

Hiroshima
3 BHN Association (BHN) Ehime,Okayama and Hiroshima
4 CWS Japan (CWS) Okayama
5 Good Neighbors Japan (GNJP) Ehime,Okayama and Hiroshima
6 Humanitarian Medical Assistance (HuMA) Okayama
7 Japan Association for Refugees (JAR) Hiroshima
8 International Medical Volunteers Japan Heart (JH) Ehime
9 Japan IsraAID Support Program (JISP) Okayama
10 JAPANESE ORGANIZATION FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN FAMILY PLANNING (JOICFP) -

11 Medecins du Monde Japon (MdM) -

12 Nippon International Cooperation for Community Development (NICCO) Okayama
13 Operation Blessing Japan (OBJ) Okayama
14 PARC Interpeoples' Cooperation (PARCIC) Ehime
15 PEACE BOAT Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV) Ehime,Okayama and Hiroshima
16 Plan International Japan (PLAN) Ehime
17 Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) Okayama and Hiroshima
18 SEEDS Asia (SEEDS) Hyogo
19 Save the Children Japan (SCJ) Okayama
20 Second Harvest Japan (SHJ) Hiroshima
21 Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA) Ehime, Okayama and Hiroshima
22 World Vision Japan (WVJ) Okayama and Hiroshima
23 Tono Magokoro Net (TMN) Okayama and Hiroshima

[Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods] PBV, a JPF Member NGO, Hosts Sports Day at Evacuation Shelter

October 15, 17:50

  • 運動会の準備 ©PBV ©PBV
  • 当日の参加者 ©PBV ©PBV
  • 当日の応援の様子 ©PBV ©PBV

As part of JPF's Emergency Response to Japan Floods program, Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV), a JPF member NGO, is supporting the management of an evacuation shelter in one affected community. Even with three months passing and some evacuees moving out and into their new homes, there are many others who continue to live at the shelter. To make their wish for "all of us doing something together" come true, this evacuation shelter held a Sports Day.

With the evacuees' help from the preparation stage of the event, PBV was able to host a Sports Day filled with excitement and with involvement from adult participants who are usually out and about during the day. One participant noted, "Worries about the future have weighed me down, but I am glad I could leave all of the gloominess behind at least during this Sports Day."

[Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods] Respite Space Completed at Evacuation Center!

September 11, 19:00

  • 52. 「憩いの場」で休息をとる利用者 ©PBV ©PBV

Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV), a Japan Platform (JPF) member NGO, set up a Respite Space at Okada Elementary School in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, which has been turned into an evacuation shelter since the beginning of the Western Japan floods.

Due to overcrowding, this shelter previously had no space for the evacuees to interact with each other. This new Respite Space serves as a place of comfort for the evacuees who still live in the shelter. Some of the comments heard from the evacuees were "The shelter has brightened up! I really wanted something like this," or "I am so happy to be able to eat my meal at a table," and many people indeed are using this space.
JPF and member NGOs will continue to bring assistance to those who are in need but are hard to reach.

US JETAA supporting Japan Platform's Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods

8月25日 12:00

Thank you so much US JETAA! We greatly appreciate your warm support. We are making sure to deliver your deep thoughts to the people there in terms of their real needs with our member NGOs. Thank you again!!!

▼JPF's Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods
http://www.japanplatform.org/E/programs/westernjapan-disaster2018.html

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We are happy to report that USJETAA has raised $7,508 USD for the Japan Platform's recovery efforts in western Japan. This week we sent funds we received for a total of $5,927 USD remitted to Japan Platform, which includes all of the funds so far remitted to our bank account from the donation site, minus the wire transfer fees. We are now consulting with the U.S. Embassy in Japan to determine the best place to donate the remaining funds for long-term relief efforts. We will keep you posted! Though the campaign is now closed, we can still take donations for western Japan relief by selecting that donation designation on our main fundraising page: https://usjetaa.networkforgood.com/

[Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods] "What We Can Do Now" Yuko Shibata, JPF Emergency Response Division General Manager, Interviewed on J-WAVE

August 15, 19:00

  • J-WAVEにて事前打ち合わせ中 ©JPF ©JPF

Yuko Shibata, General Manager of the Emergency Response Division at Japan Platform (JPF), was interviewed by Jon Kabira on J-WAVE (JK Radio Tokyo United). A month has passed since the Western Japan floods, but there are still many so-called at-home evacuees (living in relatively unaffected parts of their homes while cleaning up the other parts), and there are other flooding victims who may be elderly or with disabilities and are hard for general relief and assistance to reach. Given these conditions, NGOs, with a wide array of expertise, are in an optimal position to reach these flooding victims and to provide them with hands-on support.

JPF and many other relief organizations are reporting their activities and information about the affected communities through their websites, Facebook pages, and reporting sessions. If you have the urge to help those affected by the floods but cannot make the time to physically go there, don't forget that it can serve as one way to support the survivors by remaining interested and following the updates!

[Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods] First Information Sharing Conference Held in Uwajima: 50 Participants Exchanged Opinions [*This article originally appeared in Japanese in the local Ehime Shimbun newspaper.]

August 13, 23:00

In the city of Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture, which suffered significant damages due to the Western Japan floods, an information sharing conference was held. This was a first attempt of its kind for a city. Japan Platform (JPF) and Japan Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (JVOAD) reached out to local social welfare councils and relief organizations to participate in the event.

During the conference, relief providers exchanged opinions and listed the evacuees' requests and challenges according to topics, such as assistance for volunteer centers or evacuation center management. They then organized the information gathered through putting stickers on the local map. "Equipment needed for extracurricular activities at school has been damaged in the flood and students are not able to fully engage in these activities any more" and "Elderly survivors are holding back on receiving assistance" were some of the points raised on that day.

The event proved fruitful as it shed light on the unattended needs in their communities and the importance of responding to them, thanks to the discussion being limited to the city and participants being able to delve deeper into the issues specific to their communities. For further details from this event, please refer to the article in Ehime Shimbun (in Japanese):
https://www.ehime-np.co.jp/article/news201808120029

At JPF, we build on our experiences and lessons learned from overseas assistance provision as well as responses to the Great East Japan and Kumamoto earthquakes, work with local governments, social welfare councils, and member NGOs who provide assistance on the ground, and provide hands-on support to those in need by strengthening collaborations and information sharing among relief providers and matching corporate support with local needs.

Supporting affected people of the Western Japan floods: The Kenyan government has gifted 2 tons of Tea. The same will be delivered as a considerate gesture from Kenya.

8 August, 18:00

The Kenyan Government has gifted 2 tons of teas for the affected people of the Western Japan heavy rainfall and floods. The presentation ceremony was held on August 1 at the Okayama prefecture tokyo office in a friendly environment.

Today, the teas have delivered to the affected areas and peoples with warmly hearts from Kenya.

Supporting affected people of the Western Japan floods: The Kenyan government has gifted 2 tons of Tea. The same will be delivered as a considerate gesture from Kenya.

2nd August, 22:00

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The Kenyan Government has gifted 2 tons of teas for the affected people of the Western Japan floods. The presentation ceremony was held on August 1 at the Okayama prefecture tokyo office in a friendly environment.

At the presentation ceremony, the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya Mr. S.K. Maina, M.B.S sympathized with the affected people of the Japan floods. Subsequently, Mr.Ichiro Aisawa, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives in the diet and chairman of the Japan-Africa Union Parliamentary Friendship League, born and brought up in Okayama prefecture, expressed his appreciation on behalf of the Japan Government to Kenyan Government and JPF for delivering the gifted teas. Nobuhisa Iida, the Executive Director of Japan Platform, promised to deliver the teas to the affected areas as the considerate gesture of Kenya. Additionally, Mr.Junichi Hosono, Principal Deputy Director Second Africa Division of the Foreign Ministry's African department, commented that this gift symbolizes friendship between Japan and Africa, with a deep appreciation.

JPF is currently associating with Okayama prefecture disaster countermeasures office, Uwajima grandma (U.grandma), the local support group, and the JPF member NGO, Peace Boat disaster volunteer center, for adjusting delivery and organizing the warehouse. On August 3, we have plans to assort goods with the JPF student volunteer at the Kenyan Embassy in Japan.

We hope the teas with the warm heart of the Kenyans bring a relieving time for the evacuated people and the ones working for the disaster response! Please look forward for them to be delivered in the affected areas.

JPF Website
https://www.japanplatform.org/E/info/003251.html

US JETAA supporting Japan Platform's Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods

26 July, 7:45

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Thank you US JETAA , we greatly appreciate your warm support. We are making sure to deliver your deep thoughts to the people there in terms of their real needs with our member NGO's. Thank you so much again!
https://www.facebook.com/USJETAA.org/posts/613216712394328

▼JPF's Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods
http://www.japanplatform.org/E/programs/westernjapan-disaster2018.html

https://usjetaa.networkforgood.com/projects/55620-western-japan-flood-relief

Japan Platform Mr. KOMINO Co-chairperson went to the affected field by Western Japan Flood

24th July, 23:00

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Japan Platform Co-chair person, Mr. KOMINO visited to the affected areas in Okayama. He describes the impacts on the areas and affected peoples.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=715707118760460&id=100009635345452

Japan Platform Mr. KOMINO Co-chairperson went to the affected field by Western Japan Flood

24 July, 7:30

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JPF Co-chair person, Mr.KOMINO went to the affected fields in Okayama. He met one of the elderry person and, sharing her story.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=715945352069970&id=100009635345452

15th July, 23:04

Thank you US JETAA , we greatly appreciate your kind support. We sincerely hope all of your members are in safe.
Also, honor to have JCIE's (Japan Center for International Exchange) mention about us and their great cooperation as follows.

We will make sure to deliver your warm support to the affected areas through our responses. Thank you again!

JPF's "Emergency Response to the Western Japan Floods"
http://www.japanplatform.org/E/programs/westernjapan-disaster2018.html

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If you would like to help those affected by the devastating flooding in western Japan, please click below.

Funds collected through the US JET Alumni Association will go to Japan Platform, an excellent organization of NGOs that JCIE worked with following the Tohoku disater. You can be assured that your donation will have the maximum possible impact to help the victims.

https://www.facebook.com/USJETAA.org/photos/a.197389517310385.1073741828.195752144140789/602595256789807/?type=3&theater

Western Japan Floods : 5,000 people in 16 prefectures were staying at evacuation shelters

15th July, 14:54

Japan Platform has mobilized the "Emergency Response to the Western Japan Floods" in response to the record-breaking torrential rain through cooperating with other NGOs members.

NHK has reported that
・The number of deaths has reached 201.
・about 5,000 people in 16 prefectures were staying at evacuation shelters.
・about 203,000 households were still without running water.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180714_15/

Japan flood: At least 179 dead after worst weather in decades - BBC NEWS

11th July, 22:15

"Japan is still reeling from one of its worst flooding disasters in decades, which has killed at least 179 people and left 70 missing (BBC NEWS)".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44790193

Japan platform have launched our "Emergency Response to the Western Japan Floods" program to support the affected people in need. Thank you much for your support!

▼Please check JPF's "Emergency Response to the Western Japan Floods" (English)
http://www.japanplatform.org/E/programs/westernjapan-disaster2018.html

Emergency Response to the Western Japan Floods

9th July, 22:21

Japan Platform has launched our English webpage of "Emergency Response to the Western Japan Floods". Thank you for your support!

http://www.japanplatform.org/E/programs/westernjapan-disaster2018.html

Death toll hits 62 as western Japan braces for more heavy rain - Asahi shimbun

8th July, 18:23
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201807080023.html

Japan Platform emergency assessment team has been launched in order to provide relief in accordance with the conditions and the needs on the ground.

PARC Interpeoples' Cooperation (PARCIC)

Program Living Reconstruction Support for affected people by western japan flood in Ehime
Budget ¥22,346,983 (Private)
Period 4th, October, 2018~8th, April, 2019 (186days)
Program Reconstruction support for affected areas by western Japan Floods in Ehime
Budget ¥6,999,999 (Private)
Period 1st, August, 2018~30th, September, 2018 (61days)
Program Research on victim's needs affected by torrential rains in Ehime prefecture
Budget ¥2,999,997 (Private)
Period 16th, July, 2018 - 29th, July, 2018 (14days)

Second Harvest Japan (2HJ)

Program Food supply for the affected people staying their own home
Budget ¥8,373,022 (Private)
Period 1st, October, 2018~ 31th, March, 2019 (182 days)
Program Initial Assessment aimed at grasping current condition and affected peoples' needs caused by Western Japan Floods
Budget ¥508,234 (Private)
Period 25th, July, 2018 - 3rd, August, 2018 (10 days)

Peace Board Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV)

Program Supporting items to temporary shelters' meeting spots in Kurashiki, Soujya
Budget ¥17,559,416 (Private)
Period 12th, September,2018~31th, 12, 2018 (111days)
Program Support activities for affected people by Western Japan Floods in Kurashiki, Okayama
Budget ¥29,975,270 (Private)
Period 24th, July, 2018 - 31th, October, 2018 (100 days)
Program Initial assessment for the affected people by Western Japan Flood
Budget ¥2,928,669
Period 9th, July, 2018 - 22th, July, 2018 (14 days)

Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR)

Program Supplying for equipment and repairing the facilities of Social Welfare for Disabilities in Kurashiki, Ozu and Saiyo
Budget ¥79,803,859(Private)
Period 7th, September, 2018 - 7th, February, 2019(154days)
Program Preliminary needs survey to flood victims in western districts of Japan
Budget ¥2,853,806
Period 10th, July, 2018 - 23th, July, 2018 (14days)

Good Neighbors Japan (GNJP)

Program Self-study space support for the affected children in Kurashiki, Okayama
Budget ¥12,465,650 (Private)
Period 4th, September, 2018 - 3rd, April, 2019 (212 days)
Program Management support of Volunteer Center in Okayama, Hiroshima and Ehime
Budget ¥4,651,594 (Private)
Period 22th, July, 2018 - 21th, October, 2018 (92 days)

BHN Association

Program Reconstruction IT Support for development and operation in affected communities, Kure, Mihara and Sakai City, Hiroshima
Budget ¥14,545,644 (Private)
Period 16th, August, 2018~15th, January, 2019 (153 days)

Peace Winds Japan (PWJ)

Program Medical Reconstruction Support in Mabi, Kurashiki
Budget ¥71,922,774(Private)
Period 16th, August, 2018~31th, January, 2019 (169days)
Program Providing Consumer electronic for Temporary housing, deemed temporary housing, and Public temporary housing owners
Budget ¥114,524,262(Private)
Period 6th, August, 2018~30th, November, 2018 (117days)
Program Living Support for affected peoples in Hiroshima and Okayama
Budget ¥19,974,306
Period 15th, July, 2018 - 14th, September, 2018 (62 days)
Program Needs assessment, Rescue, Medical treatments and goods distribution support in Western Japanese Floods
Budget ¥2,999,728
Period 8th, July, 2018 - 14th, July, 2018 (7days)

NICCO

Program Pest Control and disinfection in the flood areas
Budget ¥41,283,585 (Private)
Period 28th, July, 2018 - 15th, September, 2018 (50 days)

Humanitarian Medical Assistance (HuMA)

Program Medical Assistance for affected people by the Floods in Mabi, Okayama
Budget ¥6,407,300 (Private)
Period 23rd, July, 2018 - 20th, August, 2018 (29 days)

Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP)

Program Mobilization Assessment to grasp the situation of mothers and infants and their potential support needs in areas affected by the Western Japan Floods
Budget ¥1,070,210 (Private)
Period 22th, July, 2018 - 31th, July, 2018 (10 days)

Japan Platform (JPF)

Program Supporting management, assessment and project monitoring for Western Japan Floods
Budget ¥14,188,450 (Private)
Period 22th, July, 2018 - 8th, October, 2018 (79 days)
Program Initial emergency assessment for the effects by the Western Japanese Floods
Budget ¥899,440
Period 8th, July, 2018 - 14th, July, 2018 (7days)
※Extension is decided until 21th, July

Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA)

Program Initial Assessment Program aimed at grasping current condition and needs caused by July, Heisei 30 year's Heavy Rains
Budget ¥1,550,860 (Private)
Period 12th, July, 2018 - 25th, July, 2018 (14 days)

List of companies / organizations who offered donation to JPF (In Japanese)

※Honorific titles are omitted

ANA HOLDINGS INC.

In cooperation with NGO staff traveling & transportation of relief supplies

https://www.ana.co.jp/group/pr/201807/20180710.html

Spring Airlines Japan Co., Ltd

In cooperation with NGO staff traveling

https://ajax.springairlines.com/style/site/img/home/%E3%80%90Spring%20Japan%E3%80%91180720_%E5%BA%83%E5%B3%B6%E7%84%A1%E5%84%9F%E8%88%AA%E7%A9%BA%E5%88%B8%E6%8F%90%E4%BE%9B%E3%83%AA%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B9.pdf

Standard Corp. / XING Inc.

Support the affected areas from outside of the site! Support by donations in stores and by purchasing dedicated avatar items. The whole purchased amount via avatar items will be donated.

Standard Corp. / XING Inc.

Standard Corp., a Karaoke operating company, has placed a donation box on behalf of JPF in stores of directly managed nationwide JOYSOUND stores, Internet cafes(Yu-yu kukan, NET-CUBE), Shabu Shabu Sukiyaki private dining Tenku and Washoku dining Wakatsuki.

Also at Xing Inc, which operates "JOYSOUND", now provides programs to support the affected areas by purchasing dedicated avatar items made especially for social assistance in the "UTASUKI" services. The total amount of profit from the purchased items will be fully donated to the JPF Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods.
https://www.joysound.com/web/s/avatar/shop/donations

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma provided high pressure water sprayers due to the high demand from the reconstruction of the water system.

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation has provided high-pressure water sprayers. The high pressure water sprayers delivered to NPO U.grandma (Uwajima grandma), that is providing assistance in Uwajima city, Ehime Prefecture & supporting JPF's local investigation.

U. grandma was lending high pressure water sprayers for citizens and NPOs to clean the inundated houses and buildings. However, for the preparation of the reconstruction of water system in August, the usage demands were expected to increase, as were seeking to implement more. Therefore, JPF consulted Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma & they decided immediately and arranged the direct delivery with sufficient quantity of the cleaning appliance on the very same day of consultation. Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma showed us the intention to support the affected areas by providing supplies in demand after few days the disaster occurred. Thanks to them; we were able to respond quickly to the needs of the affected area. Also, we have received voices from the locals appreciating the support & the effectiveness by cleaning up mud caked places.

Tanoji

Supporting by serving Sake of the brewery in the affected areas in one coin price, the sales of Sake turns into donations.

The owner of the delicious small plate restaurant "Tanoji", located in Kayaba-cho,always supports Japan Platform(JPF) via donations. They serve Sake of the brewery in the affected areas by the disaster in a very affordable price, and turn all sales of the Sake as donations for the "Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods". (They have done the same operation when the huge earthquake hit Kumamoto.)
We cannot be more grateful for everyone's heartwarming kindness! Your considerate gesture will be responsibly delivered to the affected areas by JPF.
Information of "Tanoji": 1F, TY building,1-6-7,Shinkawa,Chuo-ku,Tokyo tel:03-6230-3061) 5 minutes walk from Kayaba-cho metro station. A very comfortable & heartwarming atmosphere where one can enjoy delicious food and drinks, provided by Tajiri-mama and her mother, the perfect team.

Japan Airlines Co., Ltd

In cooperation with NGO staff traveling

http://press.jal.co.jp/ja/release/201807/004791.html

Bosch Corporation

Bosch Corporation provided high-pressure water sprayers for cleaning inundated building and agricultural supplies.

Bosch Corporation

Bosch Corporation has provided us high pressure water sprayers. They offered us their products with a thought to provide assistance, and according to the research by local investigation team of JPF and the member NGO, we figured out that the water appliance was in high demand. Therefore the appliance was determined to be donated.
The member NGO ADRA Japan (ADRA), Peace winds Japan (PWJ), Wakachiai project (WP), and NPO U.grandma which were assigned by the local investigation team of JPF, received the high pressure water sprayers for cleaning the inundated buildings and agricultural related machines. U.Grandma commented that "Since it is a very backbreaking work to clean everything only with towels, these appliances are very useful to clean stuff effectively". Simultaneously, Bosch offered not only supplies but volunteering also, and as JPF was lacking manpower for deskwork, the Bosch staffs willingly consented to volunteer for a week. It was highly grateful that they offered assistance using their own resources.

LIXIL VIVA Corporation

LIXIL VIVA Corporation provided high-pressure water sprayers for cleanup, revealed as a high demand supply at the Information sharing meeting for the supporting parties.

LIXIL VIVA Corporation

LIXIL VIVA Corporation

Considering this widespread disaster causing damage to many areas, an information sharing meeting was held with both private and public sectors associated with supporting the affected areas to share the challenges and solutions. JPF has participated in this meeting as well.
In the meeting, each Disaster Volunteer center in Hiroshima,Okayama, Ehime claimed the high requests of high pressure water sprayers, and the participants attempted to procure sufficient quantity of them. JPF consulted LIXIL VIVA which offered us a support by delivering supplies several days after the disaster occurred. Soon LIXIL VIVA received the request and they promptly decided to provide support the next day for the sufficient number of machines needed.
The 3 Council of Social Welfare in each prefecture received the supplies, and now are utilized in the volunteer centers. Thanks to LIXIL VIVA, we were able to respond rapidly to the needs of the affected area.

Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd

Support the affected areas with your full heart! Support by donations & donation tickets in stores of MUJI.

Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd

Currently, in each stores of MUJI, a donation box is placed for the JPF Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods
JPF will utilize the donations responsibly with the member NGOs to provide assistance to the affected areas. If you have any chance of stopping by in MUJI, please support us by donating.

Also until October 1 2018, Ryohin Keikaku CO., Ltd, famous for MUJI, are publishing donation tickets to support the affected people. The total donation tickets will be turned into donations to be utilized at JPF Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods. We appreciate your cooperation to support JPF and the member NGOs activities.
https://www.muji.net/store/cmdty/donation/0299670000000

We introduce our latest activities and information on official Facebook Account

Activities Map

Activities Map(PDF 276KB) As of 5 November 2018

Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods Activities Map

NGO Activities

Please see the latest project content · subsidy amount and period.

NGO Activities(PDF 65KB) As of 5 November 2018

Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods Project List

●9th July, 2018

Japan Platform has mobilized the "Emergency Response to the Western Japan Floods" in response to the record-breaking torrential rain which began to fall on July 5 and has caused significant and widespread floods damages in western Japan.

JPF has also begun to appeal for donations and appreciate your assistance for the victims. Please refer to our website and Facebook page for further updates

[Over Views]

  • The JPF Emergency Mobilization Assessment*1 Team has arrived on the ground on July 8 and has been conducting assessment to better provide relief in accordance with the needs on the ground. In coordination with parties concerned and JPF member NGOs conducting assessment, we will promptly implement emergency relief efforts that meet the needs of affected communities.
  • Thus far, there have been 94 deaths, 3 critical injuries, and 56 missing persons reported*2. Some areas still face a heightened risk of landslides*3.

*1: See here for more information on sources of funding.
*2: As reported by NHK (8:52 a.m., July 9, 2018).
*3: As reported by Emergency Management Headquarters, Fire and Disaster Management Agency (6:30 a.m., July 9, 2018).

[Update Information]

●6th August, 2018

  • There has been 219 deaths (Hiroshima 108 people, Okayama 61 people, Ehime 26 people, Other 11 prefectures 24 people), Missing (Safety Unknown)11 people※18
  • Evacuation 3,657 people (Hiroshima 979 people, Okayama 2,297 people, Ehime 350 people, Other 9 prefectures 31 people)※18

※18:According to NHK(12:09 am, 6th, August)

●30th July, 2018

  • There has been 219 deaths (Hiroshima 108 people, Okayama 61 people, Ehime 26 people, Other 11 prefectures 24 people), Missing (Safety Unknown)11 people ※17

※17:According to NHK(8:57 am, 29th, July)

●23rd July, 2018

  • Evacuation 4,439 people (Hiroshima 1,207 people, Okayama 2,751 people, Ehime 402 people, Other 9 prefectures 79 people)※16

※16:According to NHK(10:42 am, 22nd, July)

●22nd July, 2018

  • Evacuation 4,496 people (Hiroshima 1,266 people, Okayama 2,751people, Ehime 402 people, Other 9 prefectures 77 people)※15

※15:According to NHK(3:09pm, 21th, July)

●21st July, 2018

  • Evacuation 4,516 people (Hiroshima 1,226 people, Okayama 2,731 people, Ehime 461 people, Other 13 prefectures 98 people)※14

※14:According to NHK(6:50pm, 20th, July)

●20th July, 2018

  • There has been 217 deaths (Hiroshima 106 people, Okayama 61 people, Ehime 26 people, Other 9 prefectures 24 people), Missing (Safety Unknown)13 people※13

※13:According to NHK(0:07pm, 20th, July)

●19th July, 2018

  • There has been 217 deaths (Hiroshima 105 people, Okayama 61 people, Ehime 26 people, Other 9 prefectures 24 people), Missing (Safety Unknown) 14 people※11

※11:According to NHK(6:50pm, 19th, July)

●19th July, 2018

  • Evacuation 4,558 people (Hiroshima 1,166 people, Okayama 2,808 people, Ehime 471 people, Other 13 prefectures 113 people)※12

※12:According to NHK(6:21pm, 19th, July)

●18th July, 2018

  • There has been 216 deaths (Hiroshima 106 people, Okayama 61 people, Ehime 26 people, other 9 prefectures total 23 people), Missing (Safety Unknown) 15 people※10

※10:According to NHK(2:13pm, 18th, July)

●17th July, 2018

  • There has been 211 deaths (Hiroshima 101 people, Okayama 61 people, Ehime 26 people, Other 9 prefectures Total 23 people), Missing (Unkown Safety) 20 people※9

※9:According to NHK(9:33pm, 16th, July)

●16th July, 2018

  • There has been 210 deaths(Hiroshima 100 people, Okayama 61 people, Ehime 26 people, other 9 prefectures total 23 people), Missing(Safety Unknown)22people※8

※8:According to NHK(7:37pm, 15th July)

●15th July, 2018

  • There has been 201 deaths(Hiroshima 92 people, Okayama 60 people, Ehime 26 people, Other prefectures Total 23 people), Cardio respiration 3 people、Missing(Safety Unknown)30people※7

※7:According to NHK(6:54pm, 14th July)

●14th July, 2018

  • There has been 197 deaths(Hiroshima 88 people, Okayama 60 people, Ehime 26 people, Other prefectures Total 23 people), Cardio respiration 6 people、Missing(Safety Unknown)37people※6

※6:According to NHK(12:20am, 14th July)

●13th July, 2018

  • There has been 187 deaths(Hiroshima 81 people, Okayama 59 people, Ehime 26 people, Other 9prefectures Total 21people), Cardio respiration 4people, Missing (Safety Unknown) 67 people※4
  • The number of evacuation: Over 5000 people (Okayama 3588 people, Hiroshima 1147people, Ehime 525people)※5

※4:According to NHK(10:58 pm, 12th July)
※5:According to NHK(5:00 am, July 13)

Open updated figures of the past (13th, July - 30th, July)

Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods Overview

Duration 3 months
Budget ¥600 million
※In consideration of the seriousness of the impacts and local needs, we decided to expand our funds. (See above updated information July 14, 2018)
※In consideration of the seriousness of the impacts and local needs, we decided to expand our funds. (See above updated information July 19, 2018)
※In consideration of the seriousness of the impacts and local needs, we decided to expand our funds. (See above updated information August 14, 2018)
Location Affected areas in Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu Regions

*Program duration and budget may be revised according to the conditions on the ground.

Donations for the JPF Emergency Response to Western Japan Floods are accepted through the following ways:

*Donations accepted July 9-October 8, 2018; may be extended depending on the conditions on the ground

International Bank Transfer

Bank name
MUFG Bank, Ltd. (Swift Code: BOTKJPJT)
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Head Office
(Bank Address: 2-7-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8388, Japan)
Account Type
Saving
Account No.
0212719
Account name
TOKUHI JAPAN PLATFORM

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    Furthermore, if any funds remain after all project grants have ended, they will be used for emergency aid the next time that the need arises.

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https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/western-japan-floods-2018/

*1: Funds for emergency mobilization assessment comes out of our General Donations, which is our reserve fund during non-emergency times. If you feel inclined to help us prepare for future domestic disasters, please support us through the following ways:

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MUFG Bank, Ltd. (Swift Code: BOTKJPJT)
Branch
Head Office
(Bank Address: 2-7-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8388, Japan)
Account Type
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Account No.
0717028
Account name
TOKUHI JAPAN PLATFORM

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