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【Disaster relief of 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake】

Operation Blessing Japan is delivering disaster relief to the distressed residents of Ishikawa Prefecture in the aftermath of a powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan on New Year’s Day. This calamity claimed over 160 lives and left tens of thousands of homes in ruins, forcing thousands of people into emergency shelters. The winter weather is exacerbating the plight of disaster victims who are grappling for supplies, given the closure of numerous local stores.

As of January 5th, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry reports that approximately 28,500 households are affected with power outages. The severe damage to roads is impeding the entry of gasoline-carrying tankers and repair vehicles for power lines, delaying prospects of recovery.


The northern part of the Noto Peninsula, especially Wajima City, is significantly affected by power outages, with around 15,000 households, nearly half of its total population, facing disruptions. Suzu City is experiencing power issues in approximately 7,700 households, while Noto Town, Anamizu Town, and Nanao City are also grappling with power outages affecting thousands of households.

The shortage of fuel is directly impacting the lives and well-being of those affected. Despite freezing temperatures, many are enduring the cold by turning off heating during the day to conserve fuel. There is an urgent need for ongoing fuel support and assistance to protect against cold and prevent secondary disasters such as hypothermia.

We appeal for your kind support and cooperation to swiftly deliver fuel (kerosene) to the affected areas. Additionally, please pray for those who are mourning and overwhelmed by this disaster.

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For disaster relief of 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake