Following the 2nd September 2009 West Java earthquake, Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) has been working closely with Indonesian government colleagues in Ciamis district. ASB, with support from the UN's Emergency Response Fund has distributed emergency shelter items to 1,000 households. ASB is currently distributing further shelter items, tools, clothing, health and hygiene kits and household items to 850 households with support from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
ASB has been operating in Indonesia since 2006 and opened a field office in Ciamis in early 2009.
The Humanitarian Community in Sri Lanka Express Grave Concern and seeks a safe corridor for Civilians trapped in Mullaitivu
Heavy fighting between Government forces and the LTTE in the Northern Sri Lankan region of the Vanni has resulted in death and injury to civilians trapped in the area.