World Vision has been working in Indonesia since the 1960s and has local staff and long-standing programs in the earthquake zone.
We are working closely with Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency to assess needs and have already started delivering relief to children and families, including blankets and tarpaulins. We have also set up an infant and young child feeding centre at our office in Palu town.
In the coming days and weeks, we aim to reach 80,000 survivors through activities including:
- distributing food and providing clean water and emergency toilets
- providing shelter and hygiene items including blankets, soap and tarpaulins
- working with local health workers to halt the spread of disease
- setting up safe spaces where children can play, learn and receive specialist support
The most pressing needs right now are to ensure the injured get medical treatment, measures are in place to prevent the spread of disease, and that vulnerable children and families are safe.