2022 Heavy Rain

Record level heavy rains over Hokuriku and Tohoku began on August 3, causing flooding and leaving destruction across the regions. Many houses were damaged and recovery efforts are underway.

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About Us

Disaster Assistance Specialists

Civic Force is an organization dedicated to providing timely and effective assistance. We respond to large-scale disasters ranging from earthquakes to heavy rains in close partnerships with the private sector, NGOs, and local governments.

How We Work

Civic Force works under three strategic pillars in response to frequent disasters and the changing needs of affected populations.

  • Create Emergency Preparedness Mechanism

    Civic Force maintains various partnerships with the private sector, NGOs, and local governments during non-emergency times for quicker response and to save as many lives as possible in disasters.

  • Support Disaster-Affected Areas

    Civic Force provides a wide range of assistance activities in response to natural disasters and the changing needs of affected populations.

  • Work Across Asia

    Learn from past disaster experiences and share knowledge with partners across Asia. Civic Force maintains partnerships with various country platforms to prepare for future disasters.

Ongoing Projects

Our Impact
  • 2021 August Heavy Rain

    Civic Force began responding to the flooding in Kyushu. Disaster preparedness training and relief item distribution are ongoing.

  • 2021 July Heavy Rain

    In response to a large-scale mudslide in Atami, Shizuoka, Civic Force is providing free transportation service, school supplies, and hot meals.

  • 2020 July Heavy Rain

    As a member of Airborne Rescue and Relief Operations With Search (ARROWS), Civic Force dispatched a rescue team to Kumamoto for life-saving operations. Currently, Civic Force is supporting local organizations working toward disaster recovery.

  • COVID-19 Response

    In February 2020, Civic Force distributed masks from our emergency stockpile to medical facilities. Since then, Civic Force has dispatched the emergency team to healthcare facilities and provided relief items. Support for local organizations affected by disasters is ongoing.

  • Great East Japan Earthquake

    Challenges remain in the affected areas for recovery efforts. Civic Force is supporting activities focused on community revitalization, retreats in Fukushima, and passing down memories.

Get Involved

Be a part of disaster assistance

Disaster preparedness during non-emergency times impacts the quality and timeliness of disaster assistance. Your support will enable Civic Force to save more lives in less time.
Your donation may be eligible for tax deduction in Japan.