Call for support: Earthquake in Kumamoto

From the evening on 14th April up to now, a series of massive earthquakes, at the largest M7.3, has hit Kumamoto Prefecture and surrounding areas, killing at least 27 people and injuring more than 1500 people. The people in the affected area are facing fear of further destruction by the continuing strong aftershocks and approaching heavy rain.

The YWCA of Japan is now in the process of collecting information on the safety of members and families amidst the ongoing situation. We will engage in support activity for the affected women and children, with the local YWCAs in the area as a basis.

We are now calling for donations for the support of women and children.

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YWCA(Young Women’s Christian Association)is an international NGO where, upon a Christian foundation, women from around the world exceed the barriers of language and cultures and work together to encourage women’s participation in society and to realize a peaceful world where human rights, health and environment is protected. The movement began in Great Britain in 1855, and nowadays, it works in more than 100 countries throughout the world. The YWCA of Japan works with 24 local YWCAs and 37 junior and senior high-school YWCAs, and holds ESOSOC consultative status since 2019.