【Floods in Western Japan】Partitions Set Up with Architect Shigeru Ban
The joint A-PAD Japan/CF/PWJ relief team assisted the world-renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and his team to set up the movable partition made from cardboard tubes and fabrics at the So Elementary School gymnasium used for evacuees of the floods and landslides that caused at least 202 people dead, more than 50 still missing and approximately seven thousands evacuated as of July 14.
The simple partitions now provide privacy to about 300 people who have been evacuated for almost a week. The partitions are Shigeru Ban’s signature brands, and they were used in the aftermaths of the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami and the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake.
“We’ve been having trouble because there was no privacy in here, but now we can easily change clothes,” many of the evacuees said.
Delivered relief items to evacuation centers and remote islands
Other A-PAD Japan/ CF emergency response teams continued delivering relief items such as blue sheets, T-shirts, underwear, and water, needed people in evacuation centers and remote islands in Hiroshima and Okayama Prefectures based on assessments of the affected people’s needs. Many people in remote islands and some cities are still without water in aftermath of floods.
A-PAD Japan and Civic Force continue assessing needs in the two Prefectures, and in cooperation with SEMA member companies, we provide items to the evacuees and residents.
We would like to thank the members of Social Emergency Management Alliance (SEMA) to provide their products to the floods affected population.
A-PAD and Civic Force are committed to providing efficient and effective response to the disaster affected areas and “saving more lives in less time.”