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[Monthly Report vol. 39]

Three years and three months have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Thank you for your continuous support for Civic Force.

The Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, has long been affected by many earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, floods, and typhoons. Every year, these areas suffer various kinds of damage caused by natural disasters.

Since the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Japanese government has received offers of aid from 163 countries and regions, and 43 international organizations. However, they were not utilized effectively because local governments that should have functioned as disaster response hubs were affected and thus failed to identify the true needs of disaster victims.

In order to tackle such challenges, Civic Force established the “Asia Pacific Alliance” (APADM) in 2012.The Alliance aims to bridge the government and local authorities of a country with companies and NGOs through borderless cooperation. If all parties share and utilize information, human resources, capital and goods among various countries on the same footing, aid could be provided faster in times of disasters.

This month, the 39th Monthly Report focuses on the 2nd general assembly of the Asia Pacific Alliance, the international symposium, and a training program for junior officers involved in disaster management in Asian countries.

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