The torrential rains in Kyushu in early July 2020 left 76 deaths and 3 missing, mainly in Kumamoto Prefecture. A month later, approximately 1,400 people are still staying in the evacuation centers. AAR Japan would like to express our sincere condolences to the victims and heartfelt sympathy to all those who have suffered.
"Hang in there, Japan! " warm messages from Hong Kong.
While the recovery work is still going on in the affected areas, Japan Hongkongers Association (JHA), established by Hong Kong People residing in Japan, donated approximately 6.3 million yen to Japanese international NGO, AAR Japan for use in supporting the areas affected by the torrential rains in Kyushu. After learning of the massive disaster in Kyushu, JHA called for donations through a crowd-funding and other means with the campaign “Hand in Hand with Japan, Rebuild Kyushu” for a month until August 5, and received a large donation from 1,474 individuals with messages such as "Hang in there, Japan! " "For the people of Kyushu". Around ninety percent of the donations came from Hong Kong. The members were introduced to AAR by a Japanese friend, as the most reliable NGO.
|Ms. Tanaka(centre) and Ms. Chan(left) receive a certificate of appreciation from Mr. Horie (11 August 2020)|