Services (PMS), an aid group known as Peshawar-kai (ペシャワール会) in Japanese. He was born in 1946 in Fukuoka, Japan, and graduated from Kyushu University School of Medicine in 1971. After completing his medical training, he then worked as a doctor in Japan for a few years before eventually moving to Pakistan in 1984 to work with Afghan refugees.

Over the next three decades, Nakamura and PMS built over 1,000 irrigation canals, providing water to millions of Afghans. Additionally, he built two hospitals and two mosques. Furthermore, he provided medical care to hundreds of thousands of people. Nakamura was known as “Uncle Nakamura” to the Afghan people, and he was loved and respected by all who knew him.

Here are some of Dr. Nakamura’s most notable achievements:

  • He transformed the desert of Gamberi, on the outskirts of Jalalabad, into lush forests and productive wheat farmlands.
  • He built two hospitals and two mosques in Afghanistan.
  • He provided medical care to hundreds of thousands of Afghans.
  • He was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award in 2018.
  • he was posthumously awarded the UN Refugee Agency’s Nansen Refugee Award in 2020.

Dr. Nakamura was a true humanitarian who dedicated his life to helping others. He is an inspiration to us all, and his legacy will live on for many years to come.


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