The Indonesian Government has requested
that SurfAid take a lead in coordinating the Non Government Organisations'
(NGO) response to the Mentawai tsunami.
SurfAid CEO Andrew Judge initially met
with the Indonesian Vice President, Bapak Boediono, and Indonesian cabinet
members, in Padang on Tuesday.
At that meeting, the Vice President asked
SurfAid to provide an assessment to the Indonesian Government of the situation
on the ground in the Mentawai Islands.
"To take the lead coordinating role
in this disaster is a great honour and a huge level of responsibility,"