Typhoon Hagibis has devastated already disaster-hit areas, including Tateyama in Chiba where Typhoon Faxai hit last month. In addition, several days of heavy rain followed Typhoon Hagibis and worsened conditions in already hard-hit communities. Blue plastic sheets that were used to cover damaged roofs are already damaged and becoming ineffective; communities must re-do the temporary cover.
CWS Japan and its local partner Awa Bunka Isan Forum (Awa Cultural Heritage Forum) is continuing assessment to provide optimal support. The families to which we are reaching out for more detailed information about essential unmet needs are those where vulnerability is most evident: single mother-headed households; those who have children with disabilities, and as cited, single elderly people living on their own.