Disaster Relief

From emergency relief
to reconstruction

Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, and droughts that occur
worldwide claim the lives of many people and destroy their livelihoods in an instant. The
people who suffer the most from these disasters are those who are socially vulnerable daily.

AAR Japan is the first to arrive at the scene of a disaster to provide emergency support. We
also provide reconstruction assistance to meet the needs that change over time.


Emergency support

Distribution of emergency supplies after the Great Nepal Earthquake (Nepal)

Delivering what is needed in emergencies

After assessing the damage and needs in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, we quickly deliver food, water, clothing, tents, and other supplies. If it is difficult to work in the affected area, we will work through local organizations.

Recovery support

Listening activities while giving massages in the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake (Fukushima Prefecture)

Overcoming Disasters to Create a Better Society

We provide reconstruction assistance to restore people's lives in various fields such as sanitation, education, and support for the disabled. We will continue to provide psychological care to those affected by the disaster and mid-to-long-term support to help people with disabilities return to their daily lives in facilities.

Disaster responses in past

Support for the victims of the earthquake off the coast of Turkey

PeriodNovember 2020 - March 2021

On October 30, 2020, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake and tsunami hit Turkey, killing over 100 people and injuring over 1,000 others. We distributed masks, soap, and other hygiene products to protect the victims from infection by the new coronavirus.

Afghanistan: Support for victims of torrential rain

PeriodAugust - September 2020

In late August 2020, torrential rains caused floods and flash floods in 11 provinces in central and eastern Afghanistan, resulting in a large number of victims. We provided emergency support in the most severely affected areas and Parwan province, where we had been providing support for the disabled and education on mine avoidance. Blankets, tents, rechargeable lamps, etc., were distributed to households with disabled people.

Assistance for the victims of the torrential rain in western Japan

PeriodJuly 2018 - March 2020

In the devastated areas of Okayama, Hiroshima, and Ehime Prefectures, we provided emergency support such as soup kitchens and distribution of supplies. We also repaired welfare facilities and provided materials so that they could reopen immediately.