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IOM Asian Tsunami response and disaster recovery 09 Sep 2005



IOM distributed 380 adult ducks to 38 women who attended a 5-day IOM-facilitated livelihood training program on duck husbandry and business skills on 20 August. The women, who are all widowed or have no other means of financial support, also received packages containing duck food, lamps, syringes and vaccines for the birds.

IOM's pilot livelihood support program for vulnerable women in Lancang village, Junib, Bireuen, has now provided a total of 145 women with skills in various activities including duck husbandry, salt farming, cooking, sewing, fish drying, sales and basic business management.


IOM has now completed the construction of 26 temporary schools (20 in Aceh Besar and 6 in Aceh Jaya). UNICEF will supply the schools with classroom equipment and textbooks. The schools, each of which comprises three classrooms, are the first of 200 that UNICEF has commissioned IOM to construct in camps, government barracks and IOM temporary housing sites in Aceh. When completed, they will provide education for some 40,000 children. The school construction project reflects IOM's belief that, in order to be sustainable, reconstruction efforts in Aceh must address the whole spectrum of community needs.


Last week, IOM finished building an additional 80 market stalls in Nias, in response to local demand. The construction of 500 market stalls in Nias and 157 in Simeulue was completed earlier this month. All the stalls are now occupied by local vendors.

IOM's landing craft has now completed a total of 31 round trips between Nias, Simeulue, and Sibolga, carrying over 600 truckloads of relief aid and reconstruction materials. Since the 28 March earthquake, IOM trucks have distributed approximately 11,350 tons of relief goods across Nias on behalf of various partner agencies.

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