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【News Letter Vol.12】


Caused by the torrential rain that started from the dawn of July 5, 2017, both Fukuoka and Oita prefectures were badly damaged with 35 people dead and six missing (as of the end of July, 2017). The surface of the mountain collapsed with a rumbling sound and massive driftwood piled up on the road while flood water swamped fields and houses.


The number of affected houses went up to 637 houses in the two prefectures and about 650 people are still at shelters such as gymnasiums and public halls as of the end of May 2017. Construction of temporary housings in the severely affected Asakura City and Toho Village in Fukuoka Prefecture is to be finished in late August. However, the restoration of roads hasn’t progressed, so residents of the affected areas are still having a hard time.


Civic Force formed an emergency support team soon after the incident and rushed to the affected area early in the morning of July 6 by various vehicles (including amphibious vehicles) and helicopters. At the same time, we went to the headquarters for disaster countermeasures and shelters to find out the needs of the affected people. With the support of sponsors, we distributed undergarments, sanitary goods, and electric fans for beating the heat. From the middle of July, we are continuing to coordinate volunteer registration for cleaning and scooping out mud with the help of the NGO Collaboration Center for HANSHIN QUAKE Rehabilitation that supports the operation of shelters in Hita City, Oita Prefecture.


In this newsletter, we will report on the support activities conducted in areas heavily damaged by the Kyushu torrential rain. We will also introduce some essays written by the scholarship students and graduates of the “Dream Support Project” that supports students affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. In addition, we will provide information on the volunteer tour planned as part of the “NPO Partner Project” to revitalize tourism in areas affected by the Kumamoto Earthquake.

NewsLetter Vol.12englishforweb.pdf


P.2 Supporting Disaster-Affected Areas

【Northern Kyushu Torrential Rain】

・Reviewing the Emergency Aid Activities

・NPO Partner Project Starts in Hita City, Oita Prefecture

Thank You for Your Donation

【Great East Japan Earthquake】

 ・Messages from Scholarship Students of the Dream Support Project

【Kumamoto Earthquake】

・NPO Partner Projects  

Conduct Volunteering Tour This Summer to Reconstruct Tourism Industry

P.7 Emergency Preparedness Mechanism

・Joint Disaster Drill in Hiroshima



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