Based on the scale of destruction and the hope of earthquake affected communities in Pidie Jaya to return as soon as possible to normal, there is a clear need for the recovery effort to be guided by the principles of community empowerment, community participation and leadership of the recovery response. At the same time, it is important to learn the lessons of the 2004 tsunami response, which had limited success in empowering local communities affected by the disaster.
Aceh Earthquake 2016
Situational Report No. 2
12 December 2016
Situational Overview and Preliminary Findings of Geutanyoë Foundation’s Field Assessment in Trienggadeng Subdistrict, Pidie Jaya District, Aceh
On 8 July 2016, after 2 years of planning, a group of 5 Rohingya refugee youth living in Malaysia opened a community-based school for refugees called the Rohingya Peace Institute (RPI), in a humble three-room apartment in Selayang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The school is the first established entirely by Rohingya youth that provides Rohingya refugee children with free education with a well-rounded curriculum comprising of English, Malay, Burmese, Mathematics, Science, Religious and Moral Education, Art and Sports.
The Geutanyoë Foundation: Tamil Boat Survivors in Aceh Have the Right to Seek Asylum
Banda Aceh On 13 June, the Geutanyoe Foundation’s humanitarian team conducted a preliminary assessment mission to the boat carrying around 40 ethnic Tamil men, women and children from Sri Lanka that has been stranded for several days off the coast of Lhoknga, Aceh Besar district, en route to Australia to seek asylum. The group, which appears to be fleeing from the deteriorating security situation in Sri Lanka, includes many women and children.