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Peace Boat

The Peace Boat

 

Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment. Peace Boat seeks to create awareness and action based on effecting positive social and political change in the world. We pursue this through the organization of global educational programmes, responsible travel, cooperative projects and advocacy activities. These activities are carried out on a partnership basis with other civil society organizations and communities in Japan, Northeast Asia, and around the world. Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. The ship creates a neutral, mobile space and enables people to engage across borders in dialogue and mutual cooperation at sea, and in the ports that we visit. Activities based in Japan and Northeast Asia are carried out from our seven Peace Centers in Japan.

 

PEACE BOAT’S EMERGENCY RELIEF FOR THE JAPAN EARTHQUAKE DISASTER

Peace Boat is now conducting emergency relief efforts for those suffering as a result of this disaster. See below for reports and information about how to donate both money and material goods, and how to volunteer. We thank you kindly for your cooperation.

Activity so far:

Peace Boat sent two advance teams to the affected areas from March 16 to collect information about the damage and needs, and deliver aid including 100 blankets, food including rice and noodles, masks etc. These items were brought directly to evacuation centres in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, upon consultation with local authorities. Since then, staff members have been assisting with distribution of goods in the affected areas, particularly between smaller evacuation centres. The team has also delivered meals to Nisshin Hospital and Saito Hospital, where patients had run out of food. Peace Boat is now also conducting assessments of the needs and current situation in each evacuation centre in the area, as well as coordinating requests from other organisations willing to help provide meals and other aid in Ishinomaki.

TO DONATE TO PEACE BOAT’S RELIEF ACTIVITIES PLEASE GO HERE AND TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PEACE BOAT ORGANISATION PLEASE GO TO THEIR WEBSITE HERE

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