8 Million People Affected: AAR Japans Responds to the Earthquake in Nepal

Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan), with its headquarters in Tokyo, sends its emergency response team to Nepal on April 28th from Narita.

The team, led by Noriyasu OKAYAMA, who speaks Nepali and has vast experience working in Nepal, is scheduled to arrive at Kathmandu airport on the following day.

The powerful earthquake has killed more than 3,300 people and affected 8 million people (*source: UNOCHA 2015/4/27), leaving the stricken area in shortage of everything from water, food, blanket, medication, sanitation, shelter.

The AAR team will immediately start needs assessment on arrival and will start relief operation.

Your support is highly appreciated to support the people in Nepal.

AAR Japan Emergency Response Team 

Noriyasu OKAYAMA

After working in Nepal, OKAYAMA has been running AAR Japan Vientiane program since June 2004. He engaged in emergency assistance during Typhoon Haiyan in the Philipines (2013), and flood response in Cambodia and in Myanmar.


KAKIZAWA has been in charge of Afghanistan and Pakistan operations at AAR Japan Tokyo Headquarters since May 2013. he was also engaged in emergency response fro Vanuatu Cyclone Pam (2015) and Haiyan in the Philippines (2013).

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