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INDONESIA DISASTER INFORMATION

Asian Disasters: : How to help

 

TSUNAMI

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EARTHQUAKES

YOGYAKARTA
CENTRAL jAVA 6.2
26 May 2006

PADANG
WEST SUMATRA 7.630 September 2009

 

 

 

During their January 6-9 observation
visit to the Tsunami disaster area,
Help Age Indonesia/YEL identified
the Island of Nias as a work area
for their relief program.
A HelpAge Indonesia/YEL Team,
in cooperation with the Ministries
of Social Affairs and Health,
and HelpAge International,
visited Nias for a specific Needs Assessment on January 18-22.

Areas surveyed were
Sirombu, Madrehe, Lahewa
and Afulu.
Most damage and casualties
occurred in Madrehe.

Report and photos will follow.

 

HelpAge Indonesia/YEL
in cooperation with Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs,
Indonesian Ministry of Health and Help Age International visited
Nias Island, January 18-22, 2005 for a Needs Assessment.

 

HOUSEHOLD NEEDS OF
EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI VICTIMS,
NIAS ISLAND

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Complete Report

 

This report is dedicated to
our dear friend
Alain Pillet
who died January 20th , 2005,
during this humanitarian mission
on the road to Lahewa from
Afulu, Nias Island.
He left a wife and a daughter in France

 

 

January 6-9 YEL/HelpAge Indonesia has visited Northern Sumatra
and reached the border with Aceh. At this time we were advised not
to go any further yet. In discussions with local authorities and
preliminary evaluation of the situation the
Island of NIAS has
been identified as a starting point for the YEL/Help Age-Indonesia
relief program.

 

 

NEED ASSESSMENT IN NIAS

A YEL/HelpAge Indonesia , Government and InResAge Team
sponsored by Help Age International
visted the Island of NIAS for a
Need Assessment/Evaluation January 18-22, 2005.

InResAge

Dr. Nugroho Abikusno

 

Dr. Amelia Martha

Ministry of Health

Dr. Siti Hariani

Ministry of Social Affairs

Yunita Dharma

Help Age International

Alain Pillet

 

Quyen Tran

YEL/Help Age Indonesia

Eva Sabdono

 

Robert Item

 

With deep sadness
we announce the sudden death in Nias of
Help Age International Team member
Alain Pillet.
Thursday January 20, 2005

Alan Pillet died of a heart attack just after completion of
the humanitarian Need Assessment mission in tsunami
ravaged Nias, sponsored by HelpAge International and YEL
(Yayasan Emong Lansia)/HelpAge Indonesia, in which
he actively participated.

 

Alain Pillet (right) in Nias. interviewing fishermen
01/19/05

 

Snapshots from Sirombu, Nias
Jan 17-20, 2005

Sirombu Coastline

Damaged houses

Damaged houses

Ruins all around

Interviewing elderly ladies

Homeless children

Access Road to
Sirombu Pier

Only means of transportation

 

January 6-9 YEL/HelpAge Indonesia has visited Northern Sumatra
and reached the border with Aceh. At this time we were advised not
to go any further yet. In discussions with local authorities and
preliminary evaluation of the situation the
Island of NIAS has
been identified as a starting point for the YEL/Help Age-Indonesia
relief program.

 

 

 

The island of Nias is located off the west coast of Sumatra.
The December 26 earthquake struck a few kilometers
north of the island, creating tsunamis as high as 10 meters
According to press reports the western part of Nias suffered
the worst damage from the earthquake and tsunami, including
Kota Sirombu, Desa Sisarahili II and Desa Lasarafaga.

 

 

Reports are that the island of Nias, has been hit very hard.
The island, which is generally underdeveloped, has a population
of nearly 700,000 people. While assessments are still going on,
it is anticipated that there is an great immediate need for food,
water, mosquito nets, tents/shelters, medical aid and medicines.

 

 

YEL / HelpAge Indonesia
plans to open a relief office in Nias with the following objectives:

 

  1. Identify the elderly and their needs in the stricken Nias area;
  2. Identify and provide needed services: health care , shelter, nutrition and life skills to the elderly people of Nias;
  3. Develop the capacity of local elderly care workers and communities to sustain these centers long term;
  4. Work in close cooperation with the networks of the government, local communities and other non-government organizations;
  5. Increase the self-confidence and dignity of the elderly people of Nias .

 

 

 

Banda Aceh Before 12/26/04

 

Satellite pictures show how much of
Banda Aceh has been devastated

 

Banda Aceh After12/26/04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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