Improve community infrastructure, health, resiliency and economic opportunities in Indonesia’s most challenging urban and coastal areas.
About half of all Indonesians live on less than two dollars a day. Employment growth has been slower than population growth. Public services remain inadequate by middle-income standards, and health indicators are poor. The island is also one of the most disaster-prone nations in the world.
- Economic opportunity: Providing technical assistance, training and financial services to microfinance institutions throughout the country and helping spice farmers earn more income
- Health: Raising awareness and supporting mothers to practice and promote exclusive breastfeeding
- Water: Improving sanitation and hygiene in crowded urban areas with a mobile sludge removal service
- Disaster preparedness: Identifying and mapping areas at risk and helping those communities plan, train and practice how to respond when disasters occur
- Emergency response: Maintaining a response team ready to quickly deploy and provide immediate relief to survivors during the critical first months after a disaster strikes
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Indonesia: Mercy Corps Providing Relief on Nias Island April 1, 2005
Mercy Corps is providing emergency food rations, temporary shelter supplies and blankets for approximately 1000 people on Indonesia's Nias Island, which was struck by a massive earthquake on March 28.
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Indonesia: Starting Anew in Layeun March 24, 2005
A bone-rattling one-hour drive still separates the village of Layeun from Banda Aceh, the capital of the tsunami-decimated Aceh province of Indonesia. Roadside scenes along the way provide mind-boggling reminders of the force carried by the wave.
Indonesia: Responding to Disaster, Preparing to Rebuild March 8, 2005
On December 28, 2004, Mercy Corps’ Nigel Pont became one of the first international relief workers to reach the tsunami-decimated city of Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
Indonesia: Faces on the Ground - Page 2 February 14, 2005
Indonesia: Faces on the Ground February 14, 2005
Indonesia: The Long Walk Home February 14, 2005
Indonesia: Recycling Wood into Income February 7, 2005
Indonesia: A Tsunami Generation Rebuilds February 6, 2005
[Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in The Boston Globe]