A ship carrying survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki left Japan Sunday for a trip that will take the Peace Boat to Colombia on February 25.
The ship will arrive in Cartagena to unload humanitarian aid for victims of last year’s devastating rainy season that left hundreds of thousands of Colombians homeless and destroyed the infrastructure in a large part of the country.
The ship’s main goal is to advocate against the use of atomic weapons.
Patricia Cardenas, Colombia’s ambassador to Japan, thanked the peace activists for bringing humanitarian aid and said that “projects in favor of peace have no borders or cultural limitations,” adding that “the message of a world without nuclear weapons will be heard in many countries.”
The ship will visit Tahiti, Peru and Panama before arriving in Colombia.