Project information

Indonesia Tsunami Appeal

Over 1.6 million people have been impacted by the disaster that has hit Indonesia. It has killed more than 1400 people and has left over 72,000 displaced from their homes. CARE is on the ground right now, but needs urgent help to provide life-saving drinking water and shelter to survivors.

October 2018 - October 2022

Charity information: CARE International UK

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  • Need

    Need

    The powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia triggered a tsunami that left behind a trail of destruction. Thousands of homes have been destroyed, and many survivors are sleeping out in the open with no access to safe drinking water, food or fuel.

    With water supply infrastructures damaged, access to clean water is an urgent priority, along with proper sanitation and shelter.

    Women and girls will be especially vulnerable during this uncertain time.

    Solution

    CARE is aiming to support up to 70,000 survivors – mainly in the harder to reach Donggala area – with life-saving drinking water, sanitation and shelter.

    We have already begun distributing hygiene kits targeted at women and girls that include items like sarongs and sanitary towels. A major focus of CARE's operations will be to work with women and girls to ensure their health and safety.

    Longer term, we will train local people to rebuild homes and help them regain sources of income.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide assistance to women and girls.


    Activities

    » We will distribute emergency hygiene kits targeted at women and girls.

    What success will look like

    We will report back on the number of women and girls reached, and the feedback received from them.


    Aim 2

    To provide access to safe water.


    Activities

    » We will distribute water purification tablets.

    What success will look like

    We will report back on the number of beneficiaries reached, and the feedback received from them.


    Aim 3

    To provide emergency shelter to those that have lost their homes.


    Activities

    » We will distribute emergency shelter kits.

    What success will look like

    We will report back on the number of beneficiaries reached, and the feedback received from them.


    Aim 4

    To help survivors rebuild their homes.


    Activities

    » We will train local people to ‘build back safer’ with local materials.

    What success will look like

    We will report back on the number of beneficiaries that have rebuilt their homes using CARE’s ‘build back safer’ technique.


    Aim 5

    To help survivors regain their income sources.


    Activities

    » We will help people regain their livelihoods.

    What success will look like

    We will report back on the number of beneficiaries that have re-established their livelihoods.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Beyond the immediate needs of the survivors, CARE will help people put their lives back together so they can function as they did before the disaster hit.

    The project will help people rebuild their homes with locally sourced materials using CARE’s ‘build back safer’ approach – this has been successful in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

    It will also help people to regain their livelihoods and sources of income so they can provide for their families.

    Risk

    CARE is concerned that the looming rainy season will make the already devastating crisis worse, making it harder to gain access to the affected population.

    Reporting

    CARE will provide updates in our twice yearly newsletter, on our website and by email. If you have any specific questions about our response, please call our Supporter Care team on 020 7091 6100.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £100,000 Crisis Response Response to the natural disaster where it is needed most.
  • Background

    Location

    The project will be located in Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. The main focus of the project will be in the hard to reach area of Donggala district, and the densely populated city of Palu.

    Beneficiaries

    Up to 70,000 survivors of the natural disaster, mainly located in the hard to reach area of Donggala.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    CARE has been working in Sulawesi in Indonesia for 30 years. We responded to help victims of the Boxing Day tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra in 2004, therefore we are expertly placed to respond to this emergency.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Wahyu

    CARE Indonesia Emergency Response Coordinator.

“What we have witnessed since Friday is horrifying”

Rini Haris, a 37 year old mother of two who lives in Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia.