Indonesia

Indonesia: Response to Aceh Floods and Landslides - ASID51

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Appeal Target: US$ 94,890

Geneva, 11 November 2005

On October 18, at 11 p.m., flash floods and landslides swept through several villages in the south-east Aceh district, after days of heavy rains, killing at least 20 people. The main roads between Kutacane, the regency's capital, and the provincial capital Banda Aceh and the North Sumatra provincial capital of Medan were cut off by the disaster. Public buildings such as mosques, churches, schools were also damaged. Power supply has been interrupted and according to the government it will take at least two months for electricity to resume. Agricultural lands have also been affected.

The most affected area is the Semadam sub-district which includes villages Simpang Semadam, Titi Pasir, Kampung Baru and Lawe Beringin Gayo. Those affected need immediate relief assistance such as food, clean drinking water, medicine, sanitation and shelter. Children, are especially vulnerable and need to recover from the psychological trauma caused by the disaster.

Several NGOs and INGOs have arrived at the scene and rescue teams have provided medicines, food, clothes, water, emergency hospital/clinics, tents etc.

ACT members Yayasan Tanggul Bencana di Indonesia (YTBI), YAKKUM (Yayasan Kristen untuk Kesehatan Umum – Christian Foundation for Public Health) Emergency Unit (YEU) and Church World Service (CWS) have responded immediately by providing food, tents and first aid.

This appeal includes the relief response of ACT member YTBI which comprises food, kerosene and kitchen utensils and of ACT member YEU which is providing health services. ACT member CWS is responding with its own funds.

Project Completion Date:

YTBI-ACT – 31 December 2005
YEU-ACT – 31 January 2006


Summary of Appeal Targets, Pledges/Contributions Received and Balance Requested

YTBI
YEU
Total Target US$
Total Appeal Targets
47,888
47,002
94,890
Less: Pledges/ Contr Recd
Balance Requested from ACT Alliance
47,888
47,002
94,890

Please kindly send your contributions to either of the following ACT bank accounts:

US dollar
Account Number - 240-432629.60A
IBAN No: CH46 0024 0240 4326 2960A

Euro
Euro Bank Account Number - 240-432629.50Z
IBAN No: CH84 0024 0240 4326 2950Z

Account Name: ACT - Action by Churches Together
UBS AG
8, rue du Rhône
P.O. Box 2600
1211 Geneva 4, SWITZERLAND
Swift address: UBSW CHZH12A

Please also inform the Finance Officer Jessie Kgoroeadira (direct tel. +4122/791.60.38, e-mail address jkg@act-intl.org) of all pledges/contributions and transfers, including funds sent direct to the implementers, now that the Pledge Form is no longer attached to the Appeal.

We would appreciate being informed of any intent to submit applications for EU, USAID and/or other back donor funding and the subsequent results. We thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

For further information please contact:

ACT Interim Director, Jenny Borden (phone +41 22 791 6033 or mobile phone + 41 79 203 6055) or ACT Program Officer, Mieke Weeda (phone +41 22 791 6035 or mobile phone +41 79 285 2916)

ACT Web Site address: http://www.act-intl.org

Jenny Borden
Interim Director, ACT Co-ordinating Office

BACKGROUND

On October 18, at 11 p.m., flash floods and landslides caused by days of heavy rains swept through several villages in the south-east Aceh district, killing at least 20 people and displacing some 576 households. A total of 127 houses have been totally destroyed while 210 others were damaged. The areas are covered with mud, wood and rocks. Some people chose to stay and start cleaning what was left of their properties but many chose to flee to safer places. The main roads between Kutacane, the regency's capital, and the provincial capital Banda Aceh and the North Sumatra provincial capital of Medan were cut off. Public buildings such as mosques, churches, schools were also damaged. Power supply has been disrupted and according to the government it will take at least two months for electricity to resume. Agricultural land has also been affected. Access to health services is limited, so is the capacity of health personnel to immediately respond in an emergency.

The most affected area is the Semadam sub-district which includes villages Simpang Semadam, Titi Pasir, Kampung Baru and Lawe Beringin Gayo. Those affected need immediate relief assistance such as food, clean drinking water, medicine, sanitation and shelter. Children, are especially vulnerable and need to recover from the psychological trauma caused by the disaster.

Up until the 5th day of the disaster, those affected by the floods have been evacuated by the community, NGOs and local government officials. Several NGOs and INGOs have now arrived and are providing assistance. Rescue teams provided medicines, food, clothes, water, emergency hospital/clinics, tents etc.

In addition to ACT members YEU, CWS andYTB, other NGOs currently present in these areas are IOM, MSF, Red Crescent, UNICEF, IRC,WHO,AMM, Tsunami Emergency Team, Indonesian Red Cross, Salam Aceh, Medan Peduli, and PKS.

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