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Noto Peninsula Earthquake: Emergency Support

02/01/2024 ( update 20/02/2024 )

Noto Earthquake
The earthquake which struck the Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture on January 1 caused extensive damage. We would like to express our deepest sympathies to all victims of the earthquake.

In the affected areas, more than 28,000 people in Ishikawa Prefecture alone are huddled in shelters or forced to evacuate their homes in the bitter cold with snow. AAR Japan [Association for Aid and Relief, Japan] emergency support teams are providing soup kitchens in Wajima and Suzu City, and delivering relief supplies to welfare facilities for the disabled throughout the prefecture. We have also started providing support to foreign residents of the affected areas.

We would like to ask for your cooperation in AAR’s emergency relief efforts.


Activity #1 Soup Kitchen

A victim woman receiving dumplings at AAR's soup kitchen.

Survivors receiving AAR’s soup dishes at Wakayama Elementary School in Suzu City.

We provide cooked hot meals at evacuation centers and community centers where neighborhood residents gather. AAR emergency support team members procure foodstuffs and relief supplies in Toyama Prefecture, and travel 4 to 5 hours each way along heavily damaged main roads to get there and back. Some of the evacuees have commented, “We are very grateful for the hot meals served to us as the mornings and evenings are cold.”

Activity #2  Distribution of supplies to welfare facilities for persons with disabilities

Five men and women standing with the supplies they received.

Providing portable toilets and small tents to the community life support facility “Umudu Sora”. AAR Mitsuru Namatame (left) with the facility’s residents in Wajima, Japan.

We provide hygiene products, bottled drinking water, food, etc. to welfare facilities for people with disabilities who tend to be left out of support efforts in a large-scale disaster. In addition, we also deliver emergency portable toilets and hygiene products donated by companies in cooperation with the Association to disaster-stricken areas, where sanitary conditions are deteriorating due to the lack of toilets caused by water shortages and the spread of influenza and noro-virus.

Activity#3 Support for Disaster Victims of Foreigners

Three men talking at the entrance

Yuki Sakurai, an AAR staff member, visits the homes of foreign residents affected by the disaster and listens to their stories in Nanao City.

In cooperation with welfare networks and other support groups in the affected areas, we have started supporting foreign victims who have been left out of various assistance programs. Since many of them are not well informed, we provide them with information on support by the government and support groups, as well as information on contact points where they can ask for consultation.

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