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International Emergency Relief

International Emergency Relief

Our passion is to save those in need
For the most effective and efficient assistance during natural disasters
“That’s what we do”

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Our emergency assistance experiences in the Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (2008), the Great East Japan Earthquake (2011), and the Typhoon Haiyan in Philippine (2013) taught us a lot. In 2014, Japan Heart launched the "International Emergency Relief Project", in the hope of making use of the insights and know-hows that we've learned. JH will dispatch medical assistance teams in respond to large-scale disasters in Japan, and other ASEAN countries, in order to support as many people as possible. We are also carrying out joint training with Indonesia and other ASEAN members, enhancing collaboration, and building a systematic networking with alliance organizations in order to provide effective and swift support in a time of disaster.

In the face of major disasters, Time is Gold.
We'll deliver medical support to the site in Japan/ASEAN countries On Time.

Past activities


April 2016 Japan 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes
A series of earthquakes, including the biggest shock of M7.3, occurred at Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu, Japan. JH provided medical services at evacuation centers.

August 2015 Myanmar 2015 Myanmar Floods
A quarter of the whole country was affected with severe flooding. JH provided medical services and food aid.

November 2013 Philippine Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
The Super Typhoon attacked the Philippine, where we provided medical care on site.

March 2011 Japan Great East Japan Earthquake
Japan Heart provided medical care and sent out volunteer workers to Miyagi prefecture in Tohoku, Japan, which was devastated with unprecedented earthquake and tsunami floods.

May 2008 Myanmar Cyclone Nargis
JH delivered medical, food, and housing (roof) repair assistance to the stricken areas swiped out by storms and high waves.

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