Preparing for disasters
Indonesia is a disaster-prone region, suffering from recurrent shocks such as earthquakes, drought and internal conflict. We have developed extensive emergency planning programmes, which ensure communities are able to respond to and recover from disasters in the immediate aftermath and in the longer term. When a disaster strikes, we provide immediate relief such as shelter, emergency food supplies, medical care, sanitation and water purification kits to guard against outbreaks of waterborne diseases. After the emergency phase has passed, we work with communities to rebuild their lives in the long term.