CODE has endeavoured to provide full support to, and work together with our partner organization, the NGO Collaboration Centre for Hanshin Quake Rehabilitation.
The Centre dispatched their staff to the disaster stricken area yesterday and began emergency rescue operation. Approximately 240,000 people were urged to evacuate the area amid growing fears of heavy rain that could bring landslides and further damage.
Saturday’s magnitude-7.3 quake struck at 01:25 close to the city of Kumamoto, which had been hit by a magnitude-6.4 quake on Thursday night. Aftershocks continue to occur along the Oita-Kumamoto Tectonic Line (extension of Japan Median Tectonic Line: Japan’s longest fault system).
We will continue to provide updated information about the Kumamoto Earthquake, in Japanese, English and Mandarin Chinese. We are currently gathering the information about the Ecuador Earthquake, and will transmit the news to the world as soon as we can.
Secretary General, CODE
The situation of damage (as of 17th April 2016, 9:30 am)
* Number of deaths: 41 (Kumamoto Prefecture)
* Number of injuries: 1,600
* Number of evacuees: 98,000 (686 emergency shelters in Kumamoto), 5046 (Oita Prefecture)
* Number of damaged buildings and houses: 936
* Areas of evacuation order: Minamiaso Mura, Nishihara Mura
* Areas of evacuation advisory: 17 municipalities, including Yashiro City, Uki City, Aso City
(approximately 240,000 residents)
Condolences from the world
Taiwan (the Republic of China)
Condolence messages: Ma Ying-jeou (President of the Republic of China), Tsai Ing-wen (President-elect of the Republic of China) and the Mayor of Taipei City. Donations: 64,000,000 yen from the government of Taiwan, 3,400,000 yen from Democratic Progressive Party, 650,000 yen from the Mayor of Kaohsiung City (twin city of Kumamoto City) as well as opening accounts for donation.
Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand, has expressed condolences to Japan and the government of Thailand has offered support.
The South Korean government has decided to dispatch disaster relief teams to support Korean residents in Japan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed condolences and has decided to provide assistance to Japan.
The French government has expressed condolences to Japan.
The Ukrainian government has expressed condolences to Japan.
The government of the People’s Republic of China has expressed condolences to Japan.
The government of Malaysia has expressed condolences to Japan.
“I pray for those who suffered due to the earthquakes.” (Pope Francis)
“We offer our condolences for those affected by the earthquakes in Kumamoto. The U.S. government is ready to offer support, if and when needed.” (Spokesperson Marrie Schaefer)
“Saddened to hear news from Kumamoto. My thoughts are with all those affected in Japan and we will do all we can to help.” (British Prime Minister David Cameron)
We would greatly appreciate your support for Japan.
★Yubin Furikae (through Japan Bank counter servie)
Account number: 01180-6-68556
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★Yucho Bank (through Japan Bank)
Bank number: 9990
Branch name: 一一九(119)
Branch number: 119
Account number: 0068556 (Checking account)
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