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2019.07.05ニュース

Two Year Anniversary of the Northern Kyushu Heavy Rains – Update from Hita-City, Oita Prefecture

It has been two years since the Northern Kyushu Heavy Rains from which 42 people died including the missing persons in Fukuoka and Oita Prefectures. The heavy rainfall caused large scale landslides and river flooding around Asakura City and Toho Village in Fukuoka Prefecture and Hita City in Oita Prefecture.

 

The leasing period for the temporary housing was set at two years. Starting this month, the residents will be facing the move out deadline.

 

A-PAD Japan began providing relief assistance in the affected areas immediately after the onset of the disaster. We are continuing to support the recovery efforts by leasing a pickup truck free of charge to Hichiku Volunteer Center (now NPO Liera) which provides disaster recovery assistance in Hita City.

 

Using this pickup truck, Hichiku Volunteer Center with local volunteers helped the temporary housing residents move to a new home on April 25, 2019. “Helping them move reduces their economic burden, especially because the temporary housing residents were forced to relocate a few times in the past two years. Our assistance also uplifts their spirits,” said the staff member of Hichiku Volunteer Center.

A-PAD Japan needs your continuous support in order to establish a system that can quickly respond to disasters beyond the sectoral boundaries of government, business and NGOs. We also need your support to provide long-term assistance to the affected communities. Your support will be used to provide emergency relief assistance in large-scale disasters.

 

You can donate to A-PAD Japan via “Furusato Nozei (Hometown Tax)”.

Please click on the link below for more information.

https://a-padj.org/furusato-lp/index.html

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