Children at a school built, through CAFOD donations, after the tsunami.
Flooding in central Banda Aceh three weeks after the area was devastated by the Tsunami.
Sunset at Lampuuk beach, outside the city of Banda Aceh five years after the Tsunami.
Despite being a middle-income country, more than 100 million Indonesians (over half the population) live on less than $2 a day.
In recent years, the country has suffered several natural disasters. Through our partner Caritas Indonesia, we are working to reduce people's risk of disaster, to be better prepared when disasters strike, and to respond quickly and effectively in the aftermath
It's because of your generous donations that we can support our partners to:
- provide immediate relief – such as food and bedding – for people if a disaster strikes
- work with communities to reduce the impact of disasters
- help to develop peace among conflict-hit communities such as Aceh in northern Sumatra.
Widia lost her mother, her home and her school when the tsunami hit on Boxing Day 2004. But while she was being cared for by older brothers and sisters, your generous donations helped us to rebuild her school and, with it, restore hope for Widia and all her community for the long term.