In response to a large influx of refugees from South Sudan, in December 2016, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) first began our projects installing water tanks, and repair of public water taps. then constructed water distribution system with solar pumps, PWJ also built semi-permanent latrines. All these works were targeted to support “Persons with Specific Needs (PSN)” at Bidibidi refugee settlement, the world’s largest refugee settlement. PSN population includes highly vulnerable persons such as elderly, handicapped, pregnant, single mother and child headed household.
Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) has begun a new project in Saint Jean du Sud commune in western Haiti. This project aims to increase community capacity for disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction.
Haiti is often challenged with natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes, and during the rainy season, from June to October, floods and landslides occur around the country. Such disasters put a harsh burden on communities living in already difficult conditions as the poorest country in the western hemisphere, especially those in rural areas like Saint Jean du Sud.
Household items distribution:
In February, PWJ and our local partner CEDA distributed household goods to those families heavily affected by the flood/landslide that occurred in August 2018.
In December, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) begun early recovery projects to support communities affected by the flood and mudslide in August 2017 near Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone. It had been over 4 months since heavy rain caused the floods and mudslide on a scale previously unseen. People living in affected communities still need to rely on support from the government or NGOs to carry on their lives.
Due to the heavy rain that occurred on 11th August, there are more than 140 deaths in Nepal plain area and more than 460,000 people have been evacuated to safer area. On September 6, Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) has dispatched staff and they have been preparing for emergency relief activities to help people alleviate from difficult situation.