The actions and activities after the April 12 earthquake off the coast of Indonesia showed the benefits of a community preparedness program of the American Red Cross and Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI, the Indonesian Red Cross.)
Monday, December 26, 2011 — Seven years after the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, clear signs of recovery and rebuilding abound in south Asia.
Homes, schools, businesses and cultural centers have been rebuilt and communities have become better prepared for future disasters. Survivors in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Maldives and elsewhere have been able to rebuild their lives after receiving shelter, clean water, vaccinations and psychosocial support from the American Red Cross and its partners.
American Red Cross tsunami recovery program to finish in 2010
WASHINGTON, Friday, December 25, 2009 - Nearly five years after the Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 230,000 people and destroyed entire communities, hundreds of thousands of houses have been rebuilt, life has returned to normal and communities are more prepared for future disasters.The more than 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which hit 12 countries from Southeast Asia to East Africa in December 2004, caused more than $8 billion in damages and affected nearly 5 million people.
Even as it responded to …
By Nanda Aprilia, American Red Cross communications specialist in Banda Aceh, Indonesia
It's Friday and the students at SMPN 1 junior high school in Krueng Sabee, Indonesia are not reading, writing or studying arithmetic, instead they are busy playing sports, dancing, singing and painting.
Down the hall, there is a beautiful voice singing a familiar national song.
American Red Cross tsunami recovery program to finish in 2010
WASHINGTON, Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - Nearly five years after the Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 230,000 people and destroyed entire communities, hundreds of thousands of houses have been rebuilt, life has returned to normal and communities are more prepared for future disasters.
The more than 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which hit 12 countries from Southeast Asia to East Africa in December 2004, caused more than $8 billion in damages and affected nearly 5 million people.
Even as it …
By Wilda Anggraeni, press officer for the American Red Cross in Indonesia
Brave, strong, independent and steadfast are the first impressions one has of 50 year-old Nasriah.She is one of many tsunami-affected women in Aceh who serve as the head of their families and are the sole income earners.
Every morning she walks more than a mile from her house in Blang Krueng village to the Krueng Aceh River. After harvesting oysters, she shucks them and prepares them to be sold at the market. Nasriah, a mother of six, lost her husband and two of her children to the 2004 tsunami.
WASHINGTON, DC, October 13, 2008 - The American Red Cross and Grameen Foundation are expanding their partnership to bring additional microfinance services to further alleviate poverty and revitalize communities in the tsunami-affected province of Aceh, Indonesia. This new initiative will enable YAMIDA, a Grameen Foundation partner microfinance institution, to open its first branch offices in the Aceh Jaya district, one of the poorest areas in Aceh.
"Our microfinance program will use loans and additional safety nets such as saving plans to help generate livelihoods and incomes for …
WASHINGTON, Monday, August 11, 2008 - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has handed over its food and logistics support to the provincial government in Aceh, Indonesia, thus ending its three year close partnership with the American Red Cross.
"Following the 2004 tsunami, there was a critical need to provide food to thousands of survivors in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Maldives," says Gerald Anderson, senior director of the Tsunami Recovery Program of the American Red Cross.
A Red Cross photography project provides children with an opportunity to share experiences as they see it, through their own eyes
By Jennifer Lubrani, Staff Writer, RedCross.org
Friday, December 21, 2007 - Disasters strike quickly and often without warning.
Progress Continues Three Years After the Tsunami
By Eric Porterfield, Sr. Press Officer, American Red Cross
Washington, DC, December 17, 2007 - Three years after the devastating tsunami ravaged more than a dozen countries from Southeast Asia to East Africa, the American Red Cross is still on the ground helping communities recover and rebuild. An important and sometimes overlooked part of recovery is disaster preparedness, the training of communities to be better prepared for future disasters.
More than 31 million children received measles vaccinations
WASHINGTON, D.C., OCTOBER 19, 2007- Responding to an urgent and specific need in numerous provinces throughout Indonesia, the government of Indonesia completed an integrated health campaign on September 10, 2007, successfully protecting more than 31 million children against measles.
Red Cross training helped many be prepared before earthquake struck
By Vina Agustina, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Eric Porterfield, American Red Cross
Monday, October 01, 2007 - The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) is distributing 1,000 hygiene kits, 650 hurricane lanterns and 500 medicines in the Bengkulu Utara and Muko-muko districts of Indonesia to provide relief to earthquake victims.
Aid is reaching the many thousands of people affected by the massive 8.4 magnitude earthquake that hit Bengkulu, Indonesia on September 12.
Aceh, Indonesia, January 11, 2007 - In response to the flash floods and mudslides that ravaged several districts in the tsunami-affected region of Aceh, Indonesia, the American Red Cross has been supporting the relief efforts of the Indonesian Red Cross (known locally as Pelang Merah Indonesia or PMI). To date, the American Red Cross has provided more than US $49,000 to support PMI's response and emergency assistance to more than 26,000 individuals in Aceh Utara and Aceh Timur districts.
Washington, DC, December 19, 2006 - Two years after the raging waters of the tsunami swept away lives, homes and communities in more than a dozen countries, daily routines are slowly coming back for those impacted by this disaster. However, for many people struggles persist. It is widely acknowledged that the greatest needs are for housing and livelihoods. In response, humanitarian agencies, including the American Red Cross, are collaborating to restore and rebuild houses and to provide new economic opportunities in affected communities.
Bonnie Gillespie , Special to Redcross.org
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - BENGKULU, Indonesia - It's a rare occasion to be in a room filled with screaming, crying children and see only smiles on mothers' faces. But today is a no ordinary day - it's measles vaccination day in Indonesia.
Led by the Indonesian Ministry of Health and Measles Initiative partners at the American Red Cross, United Nations Foundation, World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and U.S.
Indonesia dealt another devastating blow by Mother Nature even as it recovers from recent disasters
Written by Katie Lawson , Staff Writer, RedCross.org
Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - Members of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement) are responding to an earthquake-triggered tsunami in Indonesia that struck the southwest coast of Java last Monday.
Having recently experienced a 6.3-magnitude earthquake Memorial Day weekend that killed thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands, Indonesia was dealt another shocking blow when a 7.7-magnitude earthquake …
WASHINGTON, Monday, July 17, 2006 - American Red Cross relief workers have been deployed to respond to the latest earthquake and tsunami in Java, Indonesia. At 3:24 p.m. local time, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck beneath the Indian Ocean, approximately 150 miles from the western coast of Java. The hardest hit area was Pangandaran, a beach resort, and the earthquake was felt as far away as the capital city, Jakarta, where buildings shook, but major damage was avoided.
Kristin Nielson , Special to RedCross.org
Red Cross team provides necessities along with comfort and emotional support to quake survivors
Delegates deployed to the region to help individuals cope with emotional trauma
WASHINGTON, Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - The American Red Cross has deployed a psychosocial support team to assist Indonesia earthquake survivors in overcoming the emotional trauma they have endured.