What is happening at the moment?
On Sulawesi and Lombok people try to resume their normal lives again. Many emergency workers are busy providing medical care and drawing up the damage. Hospital tents are set up and families search for their loved ones. Besides, people try to resume their work. How powerful is the remark of an aid worker on Sulawesi:
‘I do everything to save lives, my calling is greater than my fears by seeing so many deaths and wounded.’
What kind of aid do we offer?
We offer assistance through international and local partner organizations that know the affected area well. Our partner organizations offer first emergency aid, which means: water, food, shelter, hygiene items and psychosocial support. In addition, Woord en Daad wants to focus on resilience of the affected villages on Sulawesi. This means providing assistance with a focus on ‘man and mentality’, environment and economics, using a long term approach. Currently, we align with various partner organizations on what kind of assistance is offered where, both immediate and for the reconstruction phase. The phase after the first emergency aid consists of the supply of materials to reconstruct houses and to repair drinking water systems.
The Christian Emergency Aid Cluster consists of Dorcas, EO Metterdaad, Red een Kind, Tear, Woord en Daad and ZOA