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Emergency relief to Indonesia

WER has shipped more than 1.5 tonnes of emergency medical supplies to our local partner agency, Hope Worldwide Indonesia, for distribution to communities affected by an earthquake which struck the region on May 27 2006. Emergency funds released to local partner agencies in Indonesia have also enabled the purchase of life-saving medicines and vital humanitarian supplies.

More than 5,700 people were killed and 38,000 people injured when a 6.3 Richter earthquake struck near Jogjakarta in Java, Indonesia on Saturday May 27 2006. Over 514,000 houses were destroyed and 1,566 schools damaged by the quake. The Indonesian government has estimated that up to 1 million people were displaced in this recent humanitarian disaster.

On July 17 2006 another earthquake measuring 7.7 Richter took place in the South Java Sea. This earthquake induced a tsunami which hit Pangandaran beach in West Java as well as some coastal areas in Central Java.

Medical supplies were again shipped by WER and distributed by our local partner HOPE Worldwide which also provided shelter and food as well as training in psycho-social trauma counselling to humanitarian organisations operating in the area.

For more details of WER’s work in Indonesia, visit the Indonesia country page.

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