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Indonesia Emergency Appeal Update

“I know life can still be very difficult, but if we have enough food to eat every day and a better place to live in, I think we can still survive.” – Mr Askawin, Indonesia

On Friday 28 September, a deadly earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, which then triggered a tsunami. Waves, more than three metres high, swept across the land destroying almost everything in their wake.
The tsunami tore up roads, washed away homes and cut off lines of communication. All We Can has been working in the region through its trusted humanitarian partners to deliver life-saving food, shelter and sanitation items.

So far over £200,000 has been given to the Indonesia Emergency Appeal. All We Can’s Humanitarian Aid Coordinator Laura Cook said, “The response from supporters has been tremendous. We were able to respond quickly through our trusted humanitarian aid partners in Indonesia and life-saving emergency hygiene, food and shelter kits have already been distributed to many families in need. In the coming months we will be working closely with our partners to continue to support the recovery of affected communities in Sulawesi. Thank you so much to everyone who has given to this appeal.”

Humanitarian aid distribution in Indonesia

All images Medair/Paola Barioli

Staff from All We Can’s partner in Indonesia count the hygiene kits before distribution in Palu.

Staff prepare nails and other items to be included in the shelter kits for distribution in Panau, Palu city.

This picture shows little Ilani after receiving a hygiene kit in Simoro village, Sigi. The 28 September earthquake destroyed or damaged most of the houses in the village.

Items included in the emergency shelter kit include two tarpaulins, two blankets, two mosquito nets, ropes, wires, nails, a hammer, a mattress and a kitchen set.

 

About the Author Laura Cook

Laura works for All We Can as the Communications Manager. She is also an internationally acclaimed photographer with a passion for women's rights. She is studying MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies in her spare time and lives with her husband Stephen in Essex.

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