News Letter Vol.25 is Now Available -“Be Prepared” Again for 2022
2021 was another turbulent year for Civic Force. A landslide hit Atami City in Shizuoka Prefecture in July and heavy rain fell in Kyushu in August. The heavy rainfall in Kyushu was declared “abnormal weather” as the amount of precipitation exceeded that of the West Japan floods from three years ago.
“Disasters occur every year.” Looking back on the past year, disasters increased in both frequency and severity. In November, the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change closed after agreeing on limiting the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels. Nevertheless, the number of disasters increasing is inevitable.
As an organization specializing in disaster relief, Civic Force is confronting this reality, and we will further strengthen our “Emergency Preparedness Mechanism” in 2022. We will strive to meet the needs of disaster-affected areas through collaborations with companies, NPOs, local governments, and other organizations with varying resources. In addition, Civic force will strive to connect disaster-affected areas together and disseminate information and lessons that only affected people can convey.
In this issue, we present a summary report on our 2021 activities.
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【Crowdfunding】 Baseball Players Join Hands to Save Lives
Civic Force Launches New Platform to Connect Businesses and Aid Organizations “Good Links”
【Media】 Civic Force Featured in The Asahi Shimbun
Civic Force Provides Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop for Middle School Students