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【Preparing for Future Disasters】 Survey Results: Living Under Evacuation

In 2020, A-PAD Japan and Civic Force distributed a survey to people over the age of 10 who experienced living under evacuation during natural disasters. Thank you to those participating in the survey. 108 responses were received.


The survey results highlight evacuees experiencing issues with the hygiene environment at evacuation centers including toilets. As nearly half of the respondents evacuated to places other than designated evacuation centers, relief assistance should be adequately allocated to evacuees outside designated centers. Evacuees staying at home or sleeping in their cars are often overlooked and timely assistance can be a challenge. Future disaster assistance activities should ensure inclusion of evacuees outside designated evacuation centers. 

Building on the survey results, A-PAD Japan is preparing for speedy assistance for future disasters.

How You Can Help

You can support A-PAD’s activities by donating through Furusato Nozei ("Hometown Tax"), a government crowd-funding scheme in Saga Prefecture. The project aims to improve the hygiene environment and prevent further casualties from infectious diseases in disaster settings. The target amount is 1.5 million yen (approximately USD15,000) and donations will be accepted until February 3, 2021. 
Please click on the link below to donate:
■What a JPY10,000 Donation Will Provide for Three People
Hygiene kits include masks, tooth brushes, nail clippers, alcohol wipes, razors, and more.
How You Can Help