Risks of Explosive devices ~ On International Mine Awareness Day~

 According to the latest data from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), an international network in which AAR Japan participates, the number of confirmed deaths and injuries due to landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) in 2019 rose to 5,554 in 55 countries and territories. That is a 60% increase from 3,457 in 2013. 

Seiji Konno of the AAR Tokyo Office reports on the current status of landmine issues.

HALO staff working to clear landmines in Afghanistan, with financial support from AAR (June 2019).


10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake

10 years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011.

AAR Japan began providing emergency assistance in the affected areas immediately after the disaster struck and continued long-term assistance for this ten years. 

We would like to report on our activities that became possible with everyone's support.


Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Tohoku


  We would like to express our deepest sympathy to all those who have been affected by the earthquake that struck the Tohoku region on February 13, 2011 (Fukushima Earthquake). 

  Immediately after the earthquake struck, AAR Japan began confirming the safety of people concerned and organizations in the affected areas and has been gathering information. As a result, it became clear that there are needs for assistance in repairing welfare facilities for persons with disabilities in Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, where AAR had been providing support since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, and in distributing water and other supplies to welfare facilities for people with disabilities in areas where the water supply had been cut off. Thus, AAR will begin to support the victims of the earthquake. 

  Starting February 16, AAR will begin preparing relief supplies and from February 18, we start distributing large water tanks, drinking water, food, and other emergency relief supplies mainly to facilities for persons with disabilities. (Staff members who will be coming to the area from Tokyo will begin relief activities upon receiving negative results from the COVID-19 test. 

  We would like to ask for your cooperation. Please donate.

  Thank you.