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Making an impact in the Mentawai

By Connor Eck Over a decade ago a devastating tsunami hit the Mentawai islands. The worst affected area was South Pagai, where approximately 2,900 people with living standards already amongst the...

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SurfAid Provides Disaster Relief for Bima Floods

Those who have surfed Lakey Peak in Sumbawa will likely recall coming through the Bima City Airport. On the 21st and 22nd of December, flash floods devastated the city of Bima; where SurfAid’s office...

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Challenges In Paradise

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 How far would you go to ride the wave of your dreams? This is a question I asked myself while on a 14 hour ferry from Padang, Sumatra to the Mentawai Islands, home to...

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SurfAid Hands Over Projects To Mentawai Community

SurfAid has officially handed over the mother and child health and water projects in three hamlets that were started in 2012. The projects for the Nemnemleleu community included training for the...

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SurfAid releases key achievements of the past year

SurfAid today released some key results of their past year’s work in isolated regions of Indonesia. SurfAid’s Country Director Anne Wuijts said SurfAid has 60 field staff living and working in remote...

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The right to a healthy life

Many of the world’s best surf destinations are remote and people in remote areas are often forgotten, as delivering services there is costly, time-consuming and requires serious efforts. SurfAid...

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Preparing for the future

It’s just over two years since the Mentawai tsunami in October 2010 and it’s inspiring to see the resilience of the local people who have managed to pick themselves up and move forward. The disaster...

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Fresh water and new life

The past year has been a huge endeavour for our management and field teams as we rolled out our recovery program after the 2010 tsunami devastated many of the Mentawai villages. We have now moved...

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Sabiret Embraces Healthier Lifestyle

During the Mentawai Tsunami Recovery Program, SurfAid worked with partner arche noVa to implement clean water facilities. Besides hardware, arche noVa also tried to increase awareness about hygiene...

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SurfAid completes major tsunami recovery work

After an intense year of work, SurfAid has completed the major projects of our Tsunami Recovery Program in the Mentawai Islands since the 25 October 2010 disaster. After our initial Emergency...

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