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Western Japan Flood: “Too tired to even drink water”, “We need to provide relief to the children as soon as possible”, Evacuees say as we provided various relief supplies and listened to their needs

The smell of rubble and garbage worsened from consecutive days of extreme heat in Kurashiki city of Mabi-cho district (Okayama prefecture). It seems that waste collects in streets much faster than the speed at which Japan’s Self-Defense Force and welfare groups are able to clean it. The existing disposal area does not provide sufficient space to accommodate the storage and disposal of waste, so mountains of waste, as tall as adults, have accumulated on road sides. Volunteers must wear long-sleeve shirts, full-length trousers, boots, and masks to avoid inhaling dust. The extreme heat is draining the mental and physical strength of volunteers.

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  • Pakistan: Combining art and cleanliness with elementary schoolchildren

    Since 2011, the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR) has built toilets and hand-washing facilities in elementary schools in the north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. In February 2018, the schoolchildren had their very first experience of decorating these facilities with tiles on which they had drawn pictures. Shajeha Khan from our Haripur Office in Pakistan reports on the project.
    “Come and look! I drew a wonderful picture using lots of colors!” On February 8, 2018, the children of Hattar Elementary School located in the Haripur District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province gathered excitedly in the schoolyard. Using 12 different colored crayons, 25 students ranging from third to fifth grade drew pictures on the tiles used for decorating the walls of their toilets and hand-washing facilities.

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