Over the past few weeks, thousands of people donated for the victims of earthquakes and the tsunami on Lombok and Sulawesi. These donations enabled ZOA to quickly get into action and start providing emergency aid. ZOA was already able to help 21.550 people.
ZOA cooperates with various local organizations that know the country well. Hielke Zantema, disaster response officer, is currently in Palu. He explains: “The damage in Palu is enormous. We visited several hard-hit areas this week. There are no words to describe the situation. Everything is damaged. Many people lost everything and are traumatized. They are still scared to sleep inside. On the other hand, it is encouraging to that the cooperation with the local partners goes well. ”
"We have visited a number of badly affected areas this week. There are actually no words to describe the situation. Everything is broken. "
The work on Lombok and Sulawesi is in full swing and will continue in the coming months. Some of the results:
- 6,000 people received a hygiene package and access to clean toilets to prevent infections and cholera.
- More than 1,600 people receive a monthly food package, with sustainable food such as rice, tea, oil and herbs. In addition, they receive some money to supplement this package with fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs and fish.
- More than 1,600 people were temporarily accommodated and necessary items such as kitchen utensils, clothing and blankets
- More than 14,000 people have access to medical assistance and trauma treatment
From emergency aid to reconstruction
In addition to the emergency aid that is taking place, ZOA is looking ahead. Together with partners, we explore the possibilities to contribute to long-term perspective for the inhabitants of Lombok and Sulawesi.
In this campaign, ZOA cooperates with the ‘Christelijk Noodhulpcluster’ (Dorcas, EO Metterdaad, Red een Kind, Tear, Woord & Daad and ZOA).