On October 25, 2010, an earthquake and tsunami struck the Mentawai Islands near Sumatra. At least 320 people are reported to have been killed. An estimated 20,000 people have been displaced.
Additionally, on October 26, 2010, the eruption of Mount Merapi on the island of Java has resulted in the destruction of homes and the evacuation of an estimated 36,000 people. Early reports from Habitat for Humanity Indonesia indicate nearly 130 Habitat home partner families are among those directly affected.
Habitat’s response in Indonesia
Habitat for Humanity Indonesia is working with other organizations to identify shelter and housing needs of each affected area. As part of the emergency response, Habitat will provide shelter kits that contain basic construction materials and tools, and in Java, public toilets and sanitation areas will be organized in displaced persons camps.
As part of the continued response, Habitat for Humanity Indonesia will provide transitional shelter solutions where adequate. As a long-term development plan, Habitat for Humanity Indonesia will provide permanent core houses, water, sanitation and disaster risk reduction training in affected communities.
How you can help
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Thank you for your help during this critical time.