Please lend us a hand to support women in the hardest hit areas of Japan.
A 9.0 magnitude earthquake, which is the largest to hit Japan in recorded history, occurred in the north-east of the country on March 11th.
It was followed by a series of strong aftershocks as well as triggering a massive tsunami, which has destroyed most cities and villages on the north-east coast of Japan.
JOICFP has decided to support people in the hardest hit areas of Japan, especially girls and women in this difficult time. Although we are primarily an international cooperation organization, this disaster has affected us all in the country to the level where we all need to come together as one and work towards recovery.
As we see so much international support arriving and warm messages from friends, we realize that we are not alone and our well being is supported by all the people in the world. We would like to act on behalf of your kind support extended from all over the world, to girls, women and mothers in the disaster affected areas.
JOICFP will focus on MDG5, improving maternal health, responding to reproductive health (RH) needs of women and mothers in affected areas, which is most often overlooked in disaster relief activities.
We plan to distribute relief supplies, such as diapers, sanitary napkins, and relief clothing for women and newborns to meet their daily needs. We will also support healthcare activities, such as providing healthcare services for mothers and newborns, and psychological care for women who are suffering from severe stress after this disaster. All the support activities will be conducted in collaboration with local midwives, who have been working very closely with the communities.
Please join us in supporting women, mothers and children in the disaster struck areas.
If you would like to make a donation to our relief activities, please donate here.
For US residents, please go to the website of IPPF WHR (International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemispher Region), our partner organization.
Please note that donations from any countries other than the US are not tax deductible.
If you would like to make donation to our relief activities, please donate here.
Bank: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Branch: Shinjuku-dori Branch
Address:14-5, Shinjuku 3-Chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022 Japan
Account name: Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning
Account number: 0923392 (ordinary account)
Swift code: SMBC JPJT
We will be collecting donations for this support until the end of May 2011.
Please note that we cannot accept any relief goods as transportation is strictly limited to the affected areas.
Thank you and best regards,