3 generations escape the destruction of their home following the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Indonesia Four Months On

Action Against Hunger, working with local partners, is providing support and services to the families devastated by the recent tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia.

By Action Against Hunger

Jan 27 2019


"When the earthquake happened I was inside the house in the kitchen with my granddaughter Sariana (8), I saved myself with Sariana under the dining table. After the earthquake stopped for a while we ran out through the back door, the house began to collapse and we escaped by climbimg onto the roof."


Alfian Palirante, who is 56 years old, her daughter Nurfani (27) and her granddaughter Sariana, aged 8, stand outside their severely damaged home in Sigi Regency, Indonesia.

This photo was taken 9 days after a deadly tsunami hit the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia on Friday 28 September, sparking widespread soil liquefaction. The tsunami killed over 1,800 people and families’ homes were buried under rubble and sinking soil.

Roads in Sulawesi, Indonesia, were completely destroyed, making access even harderRoads in Sulawesi, Indonesia, were completely destroyed, making access even harder

Not only that, but with roads and infrastructure completely destroyed, those that survived the tsunami now faced new survival challenges.

Four months on, and Action Against Hunger is still working with local partners in villages around Sulawesi to support families and communities devastated by the disaster.

With many families still unable to return home, Action Against Hunger is providing nutritious food to people in displacement camps, and we have supported the provision of educational sessions on healthy food preparation and eating.

feeding centres like this one were set up to help provide displaced people with extra nutritious mealsFeeding centres like this one were set up to help provide displaced people with extra nutritious meals

Action Against Hunger's local partner, YEU, has been distributing food packages to displaced families in campsAction Against Hunger and its local partner, YEU, have been distributing food packages to displaced families in camps

As well as providing food, we’ve also installed water treatment units to ensure communities have access to clean, safe drinking water. We aim to reach as many as possible, including those most vulnerable, to ensure they can survive under these extremely challenging circumstances.

Water treatment containers like this one are helping provide families access to clean drinking waterWater treatment containers like this one are helping provide families access to clean drinking water

Boys drinking waterChildren drinking water in Sambo Village, Sulawesi

Four months on, we are still providing support and reassessing the needs of people in Sulawesi, to ensure we can help people regain normality as much as possible.

Our work here is funded by the incredible support you have given us through our DEC Indonesia tsunami appeal. Thank you.

 

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Photos: Kathleen Prior/DEC (main image), and Yakkum Emergency Unit

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