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Typhoon #12 Wakayama: End of Volunteer Activities

November 13, 2011

To support the Kumanogawa area of in Shingu City in Wakayama prefecture following the severe damage caused by the Typhoon No. 12, Peace Boat has been active in disaster relief in the area since September 13. While there was not a great deal of attention from the media to the situation in Wakayama, past volunteers from Ishinonaki and also many citizens from the Kansai region assisted the efforts. A total of 369 people put in 1735 volunteering days to help in over 100 situations throughout the area.

The local disaster volunteer center was dismantled on November 6, and the area is now recovering through the support of local volunteers.
For this reason, Peace Boat will no longer be sending volunteers to the region. Further reports will be uploaded in the future.

Thank you all volunteers and supporters.