At 8 pm on July 8, A-PAD Japan's joint emergency team, ARROWS (Airborne Rescue and Relief Operations With Search) gave an online press conference. Civic Force's Executive Director, Kaori Neki discussed the relief item distributions in Kumamoto and Fukuoka Prefectures. PWJ's Dr. Mototaka Inaba and Dr. Taizo Sakata highlighted the dire assistance needs in stranded areas and evacuation centers that are receiving little assistance.
The online press conference was featured in this morning's NHK News and other news outlets.
A-PAD Japan is accepting donations to assist the affected areas.
Your support will be used to rebuild the lives of the affected people and continue providing emergency assistance.
Please note that direct donations to A-PAD Japan is not qualified to receive deductions for "Hometown Tax." Eligible residents of Japan can receive tax deductions for their next year's residence and income taxes with Furusato Nozei.
Thank you for generous support.
A-PAD Japan's joint emergency team, ARROWS (Airborne Rescue and Relief Operations With Search) is providing emergency assistance on the ground focused on medical, search-and-rescue, and logistics.
(1) Medical Assistance
The ARROWS medical team provides a wide range of assistance including lifesaving treatments by doctors and nurses, triage, patient-transfer operations, mobile clinics at evacuation centers, improvement of evacuation center conditions, infection prevention, and control.
The search-and-rescue (SAR) team, including SAR dogs, provides assistance during landslide disasters, search operations of missing people in stranded areas, and rescue operations using helicopters, boats, and amphibious vehicles.
Based on needs assessments on the ground, ARROWS coordinates with SEMA (Social Emergency Management Alliance) and provides emergency relief items to affected people. 50 member companies in Japan provide their services and goods through SEMA in times of disasters.