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01 May 2016 description
report Japan Platform

The magnitude-6.5 foreshock at 9:26 p.m. on April 14 and the magnitude-7.3 main shock at 1:25 a.m. on April 16 have caused great damages in Kumamoto Prefecture as well as in neighboring Oita Prefecture. Even though there are fewer aftershocks now, the surviving residents are still spending sleepless nights in uncertainty.

Conditions as of April 30

18 Apr 2016 description
report Japan Platform

A series of earthquakes and aftershocks has hit Kumamoto Prefecture on Kyushu Island in Japan including the 6.5 magnitude tremor at 9:26 p.m. (GMT+9) on 14 April and the 7.3 magnitude at 1:25 a.m. on 16 April. Aftershocks still continue to hit Kumamoto and neighboring Prefectures in Kyushu.

Situation as of 18 April

The earthquakes caused 40 deaths and injured over 1,500 people – 183,882 people are displaced on 17 April. Of the 45 municipalities in Kumamoto Prefecture, 12 were severely affected (more than 1,000 people displaced for each).

11 Jul 2011 description
report Japan Platform

Concrete outcome of coordination effort in Miyagi

Japan Platform becomes a key actor of four-party meeting (Govt. Disaster Response HQ, Pref. Disaster Response HQ, Self Defense Force and Pref. Disaster Volunteer Centre -Pref. Social Welfare Councils/NGOs/NPOs) and tripartite meeting at municipality level. As a result, JPF has been undertaking various coordination activities such as public-private cooperative activities, coordination of matching beneficiary needs with donor supplies and service providers, coordination of sectoral support and local level activities.

09 Jun 2011 description
report Japan Platform

JPF has tackled the following undertakings since March 11 th :

JPF began providing grant funding to member NGOs, matching aid supplies and service providers with on-the-spot needs, conducting coordination per sector, and carrying out coordination of aid activities in the municipalities.

20 May 2011 description
report Japan Platform

Highlights / Key Priorities

  • The death toll from the 11 March earthquake/tsunami and aftershocks has exceeded 15,000.

  • The Government announced a roadmap for the next three months recovery phase aiming to close the most of evacuation centres by the end of August.

  • The Government and TEPCO are likely to review its roadmap that seeks to put the reactors under control within six to nine months due to the larger-than-expected damages inflicted by the disaster.

17 May 2011 description
report Japan Platform

This report is produced by the Japan Platform, in corporation with the Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC). It covers the period from 23 April to 6 May 2011. The next situation report will cover the period between 7 and 20 May.

  1. Highlights / Key Priorities
  • The Diet has passed US$ 49.8 billion supplementary budget to fund immediate efforts to rebuild from the 11 March Disaster, focusing on debris removal, restoration of infrastructures, cash grant to the affected populations and construction of temporary housings.

03 May 2011 description
report Japan Platform

This report is produced by the Japan Platform, in corporation with the Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC). It covers the period from 16 – 22 April 2011. The next situation report will cover the period between 23 April and 6 May.

  1. Highlights / Key Priorities
  • The death toll from the 11 March earthquake/tsunami and aftershocks has exceeded 14,000.

26 Apr 2011 description
report Japan Platform
  1. Highlights / Key Priorities
  • The main concerns of the affected populations are leaving evacuation centres for temporary housings and employment.
  • 5% of agricultural land in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures was damaged by the tsunami and agriculture and livestock industries suffered nearly US$ 9 billon damage by the disaster. 88% of registered fishing vessels were either damaged or destroyed by the tsunami as well. The total damage will change as investigations proceed.
24 Apr 2011 description
report Japan Platform

Activity Report with Photos from 12 to 25 April (North-East Japan Earthquake)

Education Support

We have been supporting educational institutions for the acceptance of new students, removing debris and preparing teaching materials.

We cleaned up Otani Kindergarten located in Kesennuma in 17 April.
In order to accept children as soon as possible, approximately 100 people including teachers, parents, firefighter and SVA stuff gathered for the activity.

14 Apr 2011 description
report Japan Platform
  1. Highlights / Key Priorities
  • 12,554 dead and 15,077 missing to date
  • Nutritionists call for increased variety of food supplies
  • 24.9 million tons of debris in 3 prefectures
13 Apr 2011 description
report Japan Platform

Activity Report with Photos; from 1 to 11 April (North-East Japan Earthquake)

Distribution of Emergency Supplies

JEN

We distributed clothes offered by UNIQLO and emergency supplies donated by people all over Japan, to 1,256 local people in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture on 2 and 3 April. We have had conducted three distribution so far to total 2,015 people in Ishinomaki City.

31 Mar 2011 description
report Japan Platform

Activities in the field 26~31/3/2011

Emergency supplies distribution
Peace Winds Japan

Emergency Supplies is distributed at evacuation centres, which Peace Winds Japan supports.

21 Mar 2011 description
report Japan Platform

We would like to appeal the following points to those International NGOs, which are already in Japan or planning to come soon. The points are based on the present situation in Japan, including some unchanging & peculiar ones, and some changeable ones reflecting the ongoing situation.

1) Currently we are observing an unusually prolonged emergency & semi-emergency period due to fuel shortage in the first 10 days, the scale of damage & affected areas, and radiation levels in Fukushima.

03 Jul 2007 description
report Japan Platform

Work on this evaluation began on 20 November 2006, with field visits taking place from 25 November to 7 December 2006 in Pakistan. Following a discussion of the evaluation framework and the methodology at the Japan Platform (JPF) secretariat, all the relevant documents including project proposals, final reporting and supplementary information such as a mid-term monitoring report were reviewed. During the field visits in Pakistan, the evaluation team conducted interviews with key informants from UN, NGOs and the government bodies.

28 Mar 2002 description
report Japan Platform

The council of Japan Platform, formed by the government, business sector, and NGOs representatives, decided on 27th March 2002 to support the relief activities for the victims of the earthquake in Afghanistan.

15 Mar 2001 description
report Japan Platform

Japan Platform(JPF) decided on 31st January to launch Indian Earthquake' relief operation as its first emergency relief activities.