Strengthening disaster preparedness and response in the Asia Pacific
Peace Winds America (PWA) is an international disaster relief organization whose mission is to strengthen disaster preparedness and response capabilities in order to mitigate the impact of natural disasters in the Asia Pacific, the most disaster-prone region in the world. PWA promotes international collaboration and coordination between governments, militaries, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector to empower communities before and after disasters strike. By partnering with local NGOs from countries where disasters strike, PWA ensures that resources for disaster relief are used effectively and efficiently by those with expert knowledge of the communities we assist, facilitates on-site relief, and provides liaison assistance among all responders. Through improved preparation and coordinated response, PWA prevents a natural disaster from becoming a humanitarian crisis.