Emergency Assistance

Emergency Assistance
JVC provides emergency support in areas affected by natural disasters and other emergencies. In fiscal year 2019, we supported the residents in Mozambique who suffered from a cyclone and those in Laos who suffered from heavy rain, to restore their lives.

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Activities in Thailand

Activities in Thailand
The number of farmers who practice organic agriculture in Thailand has increased over the years and their production now became stable in terms of kinds, quality, and quantity. However, sales and revenue still differ among regions and groups. To further improve the organic farming situation, creative ideas are needed. Cooperating with NGOs in Thailand for...

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Activities in Japan

Activities in Japan
It is important that JVC takes actions together with people in Japan in order to change the roots of problems in various places in the world. We therefore consider it as our important function to convey information about the situations in various places in the world and local people’s voices that are hardly heard and...

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Activities in Laos

Activities in Laos
Many people in Laos make a living by farming and gathering foods (mushroom, bamboo shoot, fish, etc.) and woods from surrounding forests and rivers to make fuelwood, medicine and so on. On the other hand, resource-dependent large-scale development projects such as the construction of hydroelectric power dams and mining have proceeded under policies with high...

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Activities in South Africa

Activities in South Africa
South Africa is a society with the widest disparity in the world. The unemployment rate exceeds 50% for the younger generation under 35. Additionally, the country is home to the largest HIV positive population in the world and one in five adults is infected. In difficult social situations, about 70% of the children under14 live...

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Activities in Iraq

Activities in Iraq
Kirkuk, the area of our activities, is located in northern Iraq and has a complicated ethnic composition due to its historical background. The so-called “Islamic State” emerged around 2013 and killed tens of thousands of people in Iraq. About six million people, approximately 15% of the total population have become refugees or displaced persons, and...

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Activities in Cambodia

Activities in Cambodia
With its rapid economic growth, Cambodia sees a continuously widening gap between people’s lives in urban and rural areas. From the villages of Siem Reap Province where we operate, many people go away to work in urban areas or neighboring countries. On the other hand, due to, for example, having no wage worker in the...

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Activities in Palestine

Activities in Palestine
Since the establishment of Israel in 1949, the Palestinians have been living under suppressed human rights. Peace is not progressing even after the closure of the Oslo Accords in 1993, and people are still living in pain. Especially in East Jerusalem, where Israel takes effective control, public services and employment opportunities are limited, and people...

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Activities in Afghanistan

Activities in Afghanistan
Fierce fighting has been continuing among governmental forces, foreign militaries, the Taliban, and the extremist organization "IS", involving citizens with more than 10,000 confirmed casualties in 2019. Even banks and hospitals became targets by suicide bombing attacks, and elections were frequently disrupted in September, threatening citizens’ livelihood. The humanitarian crisis continues, among reduced international aids...

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Activities in Korea

Activities in Korea
Since the emergency aid for the damage caused by heavy rain and flood in 1995 in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), JVC has organized a network called “Relief Campaign Committee for Children, Japan (RCCJ)” in collaboration with other NGOs to support children in the DPRK. Through this, we realized obstacles caused by the...

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Activities in Sudan / South Sudan

Activities in Sudan / South Sudan
In Sudan, the long-lived dictatorial regime finally collapsed in April 2019. The new government formed to run the country during a 39-month transition to civilian rule, resumed peace talks with rebel groups. JVC has been supporting people of South Kordofan State where the conflict erupted in 2011 and hundreds of thousands of people were displaced....

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Research and Advocacy

Research and Advocacy
In 2019, we continued activities on “Advocacy and networking of people who are struggling against land expropriation caused by free trade”, “Advocacy about conflicts and peacebuilding”, and others. Japan, Brazil, and Mozambique made a contract about the agricultural development in northern Mozambique in 2009 under the Official Development Assistance (ODA). This project is called ProSAVANA...

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