Peace Winds - Japan
Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is an NGO, dedicated to the support of people in distress, threatened by conflict, poverty, or other turmoil. Beyond national boundaries, PWJ has carried out support activities for refugees who fled their countries, domestic refugees who suffer in their own countries, disaster victims and poverty-stricken people, regardless of their ethnic background, political stance, religion or faith. Support activities of PWJ are roughly two-fold: one is emergency humanitarian relief, aiming to secure the safety of lives and to provide the basic necessities. The other is assistance for restoration and development of ravaged areas, aiming at retrieval of self-sustaining livelihood. Furthermore, in Japan, PWJ is performing advocacy activities which include generating awareness and betterment of understanding among general citizens of the situations in which PWJ works.