SurfAid field activity this year has focused on our Tsunami Emergency Recovery Program in the Mentawai Islands, our Health Program in Nias, and the planning process for our new Emergency Preparedness (E-Prep) program in the Mentawai, Banyak and Telo islands.
We have launched an ‘Epic Mentawai’ campaign to raise funds for our work and all donations are greatly appreciated.
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For the first time since the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, SurfAid is working back in the Banyak Islands, off Aceh, where we are rolling out our Emergency Preparedness (E-Prep) Program. We are also working in the Telo Islands, which are south of Nias, for the first time, and also on Siberut and Sipora islands in the Mentawai.
SurfAid has built an award-winning capacity in emergency preparedness and has delivered five emergency response programs following major disasters, including the 2004 tsunami that devastated widespread areas of Indonesia and surrounding countries, and the 2010 Mentawai tsunami.
The team gathers for group photo with the children. Since our new t-shirts have arrived everyone has caught onto the little hand gesture. Location: Gobik
The goal of the program is to increase community awareness and provide the communities living on islands off the western coast of Sumatra and Aceh with effective strategies to reduce and manage the risk associated with the occurrence of earthquakes and tsunamis in the region, and to increase the rate at which they will be able to recover from any major event.
This program was designed utilizing the lessons learned and best practices of the previous E-Prep Programs, including the three-year E-Prep program funded by AusAID and the E-Prep Roadshow funded by NZAID. ...read more