Sayako Nogiwa and Kazuya Omuro from AAR Japan checking the damage
during a visit to the social welfare facility (July 11,2020)
To restore the damaged facilities
|Commercial refrigerator provided by AAR (Aug. 18)|
Also, the social welfare corporation "White Canvas Welfare Association" (Hitoyoshi City, Kumamoto Prefecture), which was commissioned to make "sarori" weaving and pack bags for the persons with intellectual disabilities as a place for their active social participation, had to scrap two of its vehicles and a rental car due to flooding. Arrangements are being made to provide one vehicle.
To get back to normal life as soon as possible.In the event of a major disaster, AAR gives priority to welfare facilities and organizations for persons with disabilities that are not easily reached by the government aid to provide supplies and help repair. At the same time, we are making efforts to deliver the voices of disaster victims to the government so that the government will be able to provide the support that it should be responsible for. Also, we have formulated the Guidelines for Domestic Emergency Assistance under the Influence of COVID-19 and are continuing to provide emergency assistance while taking thorough measures to prevent infection.
Many people in the affected areas have been looking forward to the reopening of welfare facilities. AAR will continue to support the people in the affected areas to get back to normal life as soon as possible.
*This effort is made possible by donations and a grant from JPF (Japan Platform).
Sayako NOGIWA, AAR Japan Tokyo Headquarters
engaged in activities for the Asia region, including Myanmar. She has
concurrently been an officer of JANNET (Japan NGO Network on Disabilities),
since 2009, and a Director of the Asia and Pacific CBR Network North Asia,
since 2015. NOGIWA has served as a planning committee member of the Japan
Council on Disability (JD) since 2016, becoming a member of its Board of
Directors in May 2019. She is from the Tokyo prefecture.