JOCA sent volunteers to flood affected Joso city, assisting operation of disaster relief volunteer center (October 2015)

JOCA sent five coordinators and seven volunteers to historic flood affected Joso city in Ibaraki prefecture to assist the recovery.


JOCA volunteers assisted volunteers’ registration
(19th September 2015)

On 10th September 2015, a powerful rainstorm hit Kanto region. In Ibaraki prefecture, Kinugawa River burst the levee, more than 10,000 residents evacuated to 299 shelters, caused flooding in 22 cities and towns, destroyed 4000 houses.

Responding to this disaster, JOCA sent volunteers and member of staff to worst-hit area, Joso city in Ibaraki prefecture. They volunteered at the disaster relief volunteer centre from 15th September to 12th October 2015 to assist its operation.




Flood affected area

Joso volunteer centre received 200 to 3,000 volunteers per a day. JOCA’s volunteers helped the volunteer registration and operation job at the center.

JOCA has the disaster relief volunteer system that registers former JOCVs. To assist the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, JOCA sent 594 volunteers in total from March 2011 for three years.

JOCV alumni group in Ibaraki prefecture is also volunteering to assist the recovery.



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