Typhoon Faxai made landfall in east-central Japan in September 2019 on the Boso Peninsula in Chiba prefecture. Its impact was exacerbated when Typhoon Hagibis hit the same area the next month on October 12th. Tateyama city, where CWS Japan and partners responded to Hagibis, was a complete disaster due not only to the storms but to a lack of people to respond. So, many vulnerable families came to rely on CWS Japan, which led the response in cooperation with Operation Blessing Japan. Those prioritized for assistance were primarily the elderly and families with disabled members. In all, 107 affected families were supported by 179 volunteers who worked through the ACT Japan Forum, which CWS Japan coordinates in partnership with the National Christian Council in Japan. Additionally, roofs were repaired in partnership with Osekkai and Awa Bunka Isan Forum, along with local churches and volunteers from ACT Japan Forum network. A key achievement in the response is that CWS local partners and church groups have sustained their support to families most in need of continuing aid. Lessons from Hagibis is available here.
Read more: Typhoon Hagibis Final Situation Report