Earthquake Response 2009An earthquake and subsequent
aftershocks near the city of Padang in Indonesia
left 1,000 confirmed dead and several thousands
missing. Half a million people were left homeless
and the city’s infrastructure severely damaged.
83,712 houses, 200 public buildings and 285 schools
were destroyed and another 100,000 buildings
severely damaged. As an immediate response AMURT &
AMURTEL provided tents and food to people affected
by this disaster. In partnership with local
communities and international agencies we are
building a comprehensive program for vulnerable
women and children.
Damage in Padang was wide
Children excersizing in education program
AMURT & AMURTEL sent an emergency response team to Padang, Indonesia immediately after the earthquake in West Sumatra on 30 September 2009. After the initial emergency response period, AMURTEL identified a need for Early Childhood Development (ECD). Those children most vulnerable after a disaster of this magnitude need the structure, safety, and support an Early Childhood Program (ECD) can provide. The Indonesian government was unable to include this important sector in its reconstruction budget and plans, so Amurtel chose this as our long term focus.
Read more about our Padang Programs
Bengkulu Earthquake 2007
Following a series of
strong earthquakes in the Bengkulu region of South Sumatera,
Indonesia, AMURTEL send an assessment team to the region in
September 2007. Unlike in Aceh in the aftermath of the Dec 2004
earthquake and tsunami, no foreign NGOs and only a few local
NGOs were there to help the victims of the disaster.
The AMURTEL team decided to concentrate on Desa Lubuk Lesung
where 28 houses had been damaged because there were many poor
people there who needed help. The villagers had already received
food relief, so they decided to focus on building materials help
and trauma counseling.
Widow in front of her earthquake damaged
Multi media add to a trauma counseling training
Read full Bengkulu
Yogyakarta Earthquake 2006-2007
AMURT recently signed a contract with UNICEF to
build 26 temporary primary schools in Yogyakarta following last
May's devastating earthquake. AMURT had prepared the design and
specifications for for this project which includes 4 other
NGO’s who between them are building 100 temporary schools.
AMURT and AMURTEL volunteers had been active in serving the survivors of the strong earthquake that
killed 6,000 and left 200,000 homeless near Jogyakarta in May 2006. Our distributions have
been mostly in the hardest hit Bantul district. So far 3,400
families have received relief packets with either food, hygiene kits,
cooking utensils or tarpaulins as temporary
shelters for those who lost their houses.
after the earthquake
Focus on education
We opened four temporary schools in Yogyakarta on the first day
of the new school year on July 17. These school serve the
students who lost their school in the earthquake. In all the
schools we added a healing program to alleviate the traumas the
children experienced during and after the earthquake. These
temporary schools will be followed up by either renovations or
complete re-construction of their original schools. Read full
relief and re-construction in Aceh
In the immediate
aftermath of one the world's largest humanitarian disasters, AMURT focused on
providing emergency supplies to the survivors. AMURTEL, our
women's wing, provided counseling to those who had lost beloved family
members, their homes, their livelihoods, everything.
In the second phase
of rehabilitation, AMURT worked with survivors to rebuild the local
economy, starting with the rehabilitation of the brick factories
in Neuheun. AMURTEL supported livelihood programs for
women tailors, who lost their equipment in the tsunami. In Meulaboh,
AMURT created the first organic farming project in Aceh.
The Jantho complex
AMURT is building with
its ten buildings will accommodate
The Windows to the World program
provide high school students with
computer and internet access
From 2006 to 2007 AMURT has
accomplished some large and much needed developmental projects.
The focus was on education, and in particularly orphans, building
schools and hostels. A computer literacy program for high school
students and rehabilitating farms were other programs where we invested in the Acehnese
potential beyond aid.
Read full Aceh
Jakarta floods 2007
refuge on top of a
in downtown Jakarta.
AMURT & AMURTEL
relief goods by rubber
than half of Jakarta got severally flooded a week
after torrential rains battered the city in January
2007. More than 300.000 people were left homeless.
AMURT and AMURTEL volunteers distributed relief
goods to more that 5,000 homeless people sheltering
in various facilities and centers around the city.
Pangandaran Earthquake/Tsunami 2006
Following the 6.8 level earthquake
and the ensuing 3 meter high tsunami that struck western Java
on July 17th, AMURT and AMURTEL sent a team
on July 20th to provide emergency relief. 618 people died and
over 50,000 people are homeless. So far we distributed relief
packets to 437 families (1447 people) in Legok and Batu Malang
villages of Ciamis District. Our relief packets consists of
clothing, food, toiletries and medicine.