International Assistance in Indonesia
Why We Are On Site
Indonesia is the largest country of islands in the world, and is regularly affected by natural disasters. Along with volcano eruptions, there are often earthquakes and seaquakes, which trigger tsunamis and destroy entire villages and city districts. In September 2018, Central Sulawesi was hit by such a catastrophe and 4,000 people died. Fast help is often not possible because the country is comprised of thousands of islands and lacks sufficient infrastructure.
What We Achieve Together with Our Partner Organisations
After the devastating catastrophe in September 2018, Johanniter International Assistance reactivated its activities in Indonesia. Local partner organisations in Central Sulawesi were initially supported in the distribution of relief items and the supply of drinking water.
This was followed by reconstruction of the basic infrastructure. Particular attention is being paid to restoring the water and sanitation services that many communities lost in the disaster. In addition, our partner organisations support the affected communities in disaster preparedness, so that they are better prepared for natural disasters in the future.