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Disaster Relief

Last Updated: 2017.05.30
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Fast Retailing has been supporting victims of disasters through clothing and financial donations since 2001. It will continue to provide emergency support to help people in need.

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Past Initiatives

April 2016: Earthquake in Kumamoto (Japan)

Fast Retailing Provides Assistance for the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake
For more information about Fast Retailing Provides Assistance for the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake(2016.04.20), please click here

September 2015: Typhoon Etau (Japan)
Fast Retailing donated emergency supplies of clothing to victims in Joso city, Ibaraki and Tochigi city, Tochigi, two areas devastated by Typhoon Etau.
For more information about Fast Retailing Provides Emergency Relief for Tropical Storm Etau (2015.09.14), please click here

April 2015: Earthquake in Nepal
Fast Retailing committed US$100,000 (about 12 million yen) in emergency aid for children who suffered in an earthquake that hit Nepal. The fund went to securing and distributing emergency aid supplies via United Nation's Emergency Children's Fund (UNICEF).
For more information about Fast Retailing Relief for the Earthquake in Nepal (2015.04.27), please click here

November 2014: The spread of the Ebola hemorrhagic fever in west African countries
Fast Retailing donated 10 million yen to assist children in the west African countries where the Ebola hemorrhagic fever has spread. Fast Retailing made the donation from a fund that was established for a project with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) as part of the Clothes for Smiles initiative.
For more information about Fast Retailing Donates to Help Ebola-Affected Children(2014.11.25), please click here

May 2014: Flooding in Serbia
The Fast Retailing Group donated US$50,000 (about 5,000,000 yen) and committed to providing clothing to those in need to flooded areas of Serbia through its government. The company received the backing of Serbian-born tennis pro Novak Djokovic, UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassador, to support disaster relief efforts for his homeland.
For more information about Fast Retailing Support for Serbia Flood Relief (2014.05.21), please click here

November 2013: Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
In the aftermath of the November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Fast Retailing Group provided cash amounts of 4.5 million pesos (about 10 million yen) and UNIQLO Philippines 1 million pesos (about 2.3 million yen) and T-shirts, innerwear, and other items valued at 1 million pesos.
For more information about Fast Retailing Relief for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (2013.11.13), please click here

April 2013: Earthquake in Sichuan Province of China
The Fast Retailing Group donated 2 million yuan (about 32 million yen) and UNIQLO China provided 57,000 innerwear, T-shirts, pants, and other clothing valued at 6 million yuan (¥96 million) to help people in stricken areas.
For more information about Fast Retailing Extends its Support to Those Impacted by the Earthquake in China's Sichuan Region (2013.04.22), please click here

December 2012: Hurricane Sandy (Eastern US)
UNIQLO USA donated about 100,000 HEATTECH and 10,000 Ultra Light Down items, as well as US$2.3 million (about 190 million yen), to assist people in the areas that were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy in the eastern US. UNIQLO employees served as volunteers in the distribution effort.
For more information about UNIQLO to Donate Clothing and Volunteers to Areas Affected by Hurricane Sandy (2012.12.11), please click here

August 2012: Flooding in the Philippines
Fast Retailing and Fast Retailing Philippines donated about 3 million yen to aid flood victims in metro Manila and the surrounding area, after heavy monsoon rains caused severe flooding.
For more information about FAST RETAILING to Donate 3 Million Yen to Flood Victims of Philippine Monsoon Relief (2012.08.10), please click here

November 2011: Aid for flood victims in Thailand
UNIQLO Thailand donated 2 million baht (about 5 million yen). Fast Retailing provided some 20,000 articles of clothing, worth about 30 million yen, including T-shirts, shirts, shorts, innerwear and other garments. It offered these items as aid for people affected by the floods through the Chaipattana Foundation, which was founded by the King of Thailand.
For more information about Fast Retailing to Donate Clothing to Support Flood Relief Efforts in Thailand (2011.11.04), please click here

September 2011: Famine relief in Somalia
Fast Retailing donated US$1 million as famine relief in Somalia through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in addition to approximately 1 million articles of clothing as aid supplies for Somali refugees who fled to Kenya.
Fast Retailing Chairman, President and CEO Tadashi Yanai personally donated an additional US$1 million.
For more information about Fast Retailing to Donate $2 Million to Somali Humanitarian Crisis Relief (2011.09.21), please click here

March 2011: Disaster relief, Great East Japan Earthquake
Fast Retailing distributed aid supplies, donates money and solicits cash donations at its stores, in addition to a wide range of other initiatives to support people affected by the disaster.
For more information about UNIQLO Launches Recovery Project in Japan's Tohoku Region (2012.02.28), please click here

January 2010: Aid for earthquake victims in Haiti
Fast Retailing donated 5 million yen through the American Red Cross and JEN.
For more information about Emergency aid for sufferers of the Haiti earthquake ( 2010.01.21), please click here

September 2009: Relief for earthquake victims in Samoa and Indonesia,
aid for people hit by typhoons in the Philippines
Fast Retailing donated 11 million yen in cash, in addition to innerwear, through the Japanese Red Cross, JEN and the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP). Fast Retailing employees alone donated approximately 800,000 yen.

May 2008: Aid for victims of Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar
Fast Retailing, in cooperation with JOICFP, donated some 200,000 articles of clothing to the Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association (MMCWA).
For more information about Emergency aid for sufferers of the Myanmar cyclone (2008.05.27), please click here

May 2008: Relief for victims of earthquake in Sichuan, China
Fast Retailing donated 33,000 articles of clothing (worth 50 million yen).
For more information about Emergency supplies for areas worst hit by the Sichuan earthquake (2008.05.15), please click here

January 2008: Relief for victims of Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh
Fast Retailing donated 33,000 articles of recycled clothing through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

July 2006: Aid for quake victims on island of Java,
Indonesia
Fast Retailing donated 20 million yen through Japan Red Cross and later received the Medal with Purple Ribbon from the Japanese government.

October 2005: Aid for quake victims
in northern Pakistan
Fast Retailing donated 23,000 articles of winter apparel through JEN and received the Partnership Award for Emergency (November 11, 2006).

January 2005: Aid for victims of earthquake in Sumatra,
Indonesia
Fast Retailing donated 20 million yen through the Japan Red Cross.

October 2004: Relief for victims of
the Niigata-Chuetsu earthquake in Japan
Fast Retailing donated 44,000 items, including outerwear, innerwear and other products.

July 2004: Aid for victims of floods, landslides
in Niigata, Japan
Fast Retailing donated 24,000 items, including T-shirts and innerwear, with Fast Retailing Group employees serving as volunteers to help with disaster relief efforts.

February 2004: Relief for quake victims in Iran
Fast Retailing donated 10,000 T-shirts.

November 2002: Relief from cold snap in Peru
Fast Retailing donated 30,000 Airtech jackets.

December 2001: Assistance for refugees in Afghanistan
Fast Retailing donated 12,000 Airtech jackets through JEN.

February 2001: Aid for victims of earthquake in western India
Fast Retailing donated 10,000 fleece garments.

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