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06 Sep 2009 description
  • Assisting quake survivors in Indonesia

    - Working toward food security in southern Pakistan; meeting needs of displaced families in northwest Pakistan

    - Families in Afghanistan affected by severe flooding

    - Communities in Baja peninsula, Mexico, suffer hurricane damage

    Indonesia - A magnitude 7 earthquake hit the island of Java on Sept. 2, killing at least 64 people. An estimated 28,000 people need shelter.

    CWS Indonesia dispatched an assessment team to Tasikmalaya and Garut Districts to determine needs of displaced families.

31 Aug 2006 description

ASIA

INDONESIA -CENTRAL JAVA AND YOGYAKARTA - EARTHQUAKE AND MT MERAPI VOLCANO

On 27 May, an earthquake measuring 5.9 on Richter scale struck Yogyakarta Province. The epicentre was approximately 37.2 km south of Yogyakarta at a depth of 33 kilometres. The most affected districts were Bantul and Kulonprogo south of Yogyakarta. The death toll stands at 5,778. The number of injuries stands at 37,912. 205,888 homes have been completely destroyed.

18 Oct 2005 description
report Oxfam


'We tried to believe in our hearts that we'd harvest something...that the rains would start again, but the dry spell continued and there was no rain.' Davis Mulomba, Malawian farmer, interview with Oxfam staff, September 05