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West Sumatra Earthquake Aid Agencies These are reputable NGOs providing emergency aid in West Sumatra. Check their sites for how they are helping and updates of their ongoing work. Please add comments or email Jakartass with additional agencies. Oxfam Mercy Corps ( CafeGive is donating a proportion of its sales to Mercy Corps.) Yayasan IDEP Indonesia Red Cross Palang Merah (in Indonesian) SurfAid International Telecom operator AXIS has started a SMS based donation scheme from all its customers. Users can send a free SMS to ‘1111’ and simply type ’DONASI (5000 or 20000 or 50000)’. So either Rp 5,000; Rp 20,000 or Rp 50,000 will be automatically deducted from their remaining credit and will be used to create a fund for earthquake victims. Readers in the USA can find a list of some of the organizations working to help quake victims in Indonesia, as well as tsunami victims in the Pacific Island nations of Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga here . They are either providing direct assistanc
National response will suffice Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (New York, 13 September 2007): A series of earthquakes struck Indonesia today, following an initial 8.4 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra the previous evening. The United Nations (UN) responded by sending a nine-person assessment team from Aceh to Bengkulu province, which arrived in the area at noon. Both Wednesday's and Thursday's earthquakes generated aftershocks and tsunami alerts that were subsequently called off, although a wave of up to nine feet was reported to have struck Padang, the capital of West Sumatra province, about 20 minutes after the initial quake. In Bengkulu, the UN assessment team met the Vice-Governor and several Government officials, and also conducted assessments at a local hospital, before relaying their findings to the UN Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Country Team, based in Jakarta. After reviewing those findings, the UN Country Team conc
Bengkulu Earthquakes 13/14 September 2007 The Indonesian Red Cross - Palang Merah - is already active in the affected areas and donations can be made to their bank account: Bank Mandiri Cabang Wisma Baja (Swift Code: B E I I I D J A) a/c 070.00001.160.17 a/n Palang Merah Indonesia

The Latest Indonesian Earthquake: West Sumatra

The quake struck late in the morning, at 1049 local time (0349 GMT), while many people were at work or school killing at least 70 people and injuring hundreds. The magnitude 6.3 quake struck on Sumatra island and was felt as far away as neighboring Malaysia and Singapore , where some tall buildings were evacuated. It was followed by several strong aftershocks. The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremor struck 20 miles below Solok . It was followed by several strong aftershocks, one measuring 6.0. Tuesday’s quake was about 660 miles wes t of the country’s capital Jakarta . Pre-Disaster Landsat over the Earthquake-Affected Areas Near Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia UNOSAT_EQ_WSumarta_Pre-Landsat_6March07_lowres_V1.0.jpg (974.4Kb) UNOSAT_EQ_WSumarta_Pre-Landsat_6March07_highres_V1.0.jpeg (2.4MB) Elevation over the Earthquake-Affected Areas Surrounding Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia UNOSAT_EQ_WSumarta_Elevation_6March07_lowres_V1.0.jpg (728.7Kb) UNOSAT_EQ_WSumarta_Elevation_6March07_

2 year anniversary of Indonesian (Aceh & Nias) Tsunami

Feels like yesterday, but it actually has been 2 years since the deadly natural disaster attacked. Two years also this blog has been running, on and off, trying to gives the most updated information on disasters and aid information in Indonesia. Since then Indonesia has been hit by Pangandaran Tsunami (West Java) and Yogyakarta Earthquake with great deal people has become victims and displace from their home. But for now, let us remember the deadly tsunami that attacked Aceh and Nias two years ago, and evaluate how far the Indonesian government and the people of Aceh has bounce back from it. For some times now Aceh and Nias rehabilitation and reconstruction effort has been under an agency called BRR ( Badan Rekontruksi dan Rehabilitasi Aceh-Nias ), where you can find their official website here: The site has a dedicated page for 2006 Commemoration where there you can find: Aceh and Nias Two Years After the Tsunami 2006 Progress Report (pdf 5.6MB) with its Press R