Letter to Friends in Japan

AFSC has long friendships with many in Japan and our thoughts are with them and their communities as the disaster continues to unfold.

Tsunami 5 Years Later

In December 2004 a major earthquake followed by a tsunami destroyed hundreds of kilometers of coastline on two continents. Entire towns, people‚Äôs livelihood vanished in an instant, and hundreds of thousands of people were killed. The tsunami had a devastating impact on countries from Somalia, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, to Indonesia.  In Indonesia the worst hit areas were in the western and northern portions of Aceh province.  It was in this context that the AFSC along with hundreds of other humanitarian organizations entered Aceh to conduct disaster relief and reconstruction.

Responding to Humanitarian Crises

Humanitarian Needs

Man looks at aftermath of tsunami.

AFSC views humanitarian relief as an extension of our work on Peacebuilding and Economic Justice.  We strive to help people maintain their dignity, and rebuild peaceful and vibrate communities.

Indonesia health facilitator

health facility volunteer

A volunteer women's health facilitator.

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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