History of AAR Japan

1979 Founded as “Association to Aid Indochinese Refugees”
1984 Changed organization’s name to “ Association to Aid Refugees”
1991 Started assistance to refugees and IDPs of former Yugoslavia (until 2003)
1993 Opened the Kien Khleang Vocational Training Centre in the capital city of Phonm Penh in Cambodia
1995 Implemented relief activities for the victims of the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake (until 1996)
1996 Published the Anti-Personnel Landmine Removal Campaign picture book “Not Mines, but Flowers”
1997 Attended to signing ceremony for “Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction”.
1998 Obtained special consultative status for the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
1999 Changed organization’s English name from “Association to Aid Refuges” to “Association for Aid and Relief, Japan”
2000 Obtained the corporate status of specified non-profit corporation
2001 Started supporting Afghan refugees
2003 Approved by National Tax Agency as an Authorized NPO
2011 Started relief activity for the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake
2012 Started supporting Syrian refugees
2014 Started supporting South Sudanese refugees
2017 Started supporting displaced persons from Myanmar ( the Rohingya)
2019 Started relief activity for the victims of the Typhoon No.15 and No.19
2020 Started relief activity for Covid-19 in and outside of Japan.
Started relief activity for the victims of the Torrential rain in Kyushu.
2021年 Started supporting Ethiopian refugees
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AAR Japan
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