2024 Ishikawa Noto Peninsula Earthquake Emergency Relief: English language Information session, Jan 14

Jan 11, 2024

At around 4:10pm on January 1, 2024, an earthquake struck the Noto Peninsula area of Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.

We express our deepest sympathy to all affected by the earthquake.

The damage is enormous, and the full scale of the disaster and extent of the damage remains is as yet still unknown. Strong aftershocks are still occurring frequently, and local residents are still in a very challenging situation.

Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) entered the impacted area immediately after the disaster, and has been coordinating with local organizations, relevant agencies and aid organizations to collect information, assess needs, and provide emergency support.

PBV will hold an information session in English language on Sunday, January 14 from 5pm JST to share the latest information from the ground, information about overall Japanese disaster response schemes, and the outlook for future volunteer operations as the relief activities continue in the longer-term.

We invite anyone interested to learn more and consider how they may be able to be involved to join this session. Due to the constantly changing local situation, no recording will be made, however future sessions will also be held regularly.


Session details:

Date: January 14, 2024 (Sunday)
Time: From 5pm Japan Standard Time
Language: English
Format: Zoom Webinar

Register here: Zoom


About PBV:

Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) is an International NGO working to assist disaster-affected people and strengthen disaster resilience of communities in Japan and around the world.

PBV believes that, above all else, people are the key to reducing disaster risk, building resilience and minimizing impacts of disasters.

Following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011, NGO Peace Boat established the Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV; formerly Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center), a specialist organization to focus on domestic and international disaster relief, as well as disaster risk reduction (i.e., disaster preparedness, prevention, mitigation, response and recovery), such as the training, dispatch and coordination of volunteers.
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