Almost immediately, World Vision emergency staff members in Indonesia stepped in to assess the needs and begin distributing relief supplies to hundreds of families hardest hit in East Java.
During the first week of January, our Indonesia office distributed 750 relief packages and 300 child survival kits containing baby oil, soap, and children's blankets to displaced families in two flood-devastated villages, Centini and Duri Kulon in the Lamongan area of East Java. In the relief packages, families also received:
An additional 400 relief packages are being distributed to affected children and families people in the flood-decimated Bojonegoro region of East Java, said Ivan Tagor, World Vision's capacity-building and deployment coordinator for humanitarian emergency affairs in Indonesia.
Our Indonesia office is continuing to monitor the situation and will provide updates as they are available.
>> Pray for the hundreds of children and families forced from their homes by the recent floods and mudslides that have rocked Indonesia's island of Java. Pray also for emergency teams, including World Vision, to be able to provide comfort, solace, and needed relief supplies to affected families as quickly and efficiently as possible.
>> Donate now to World Vision's Disaster Response Fund. Your contribution will help World Vision be prepared to deliver aid to desperate families and children affected by sudden-onset crises and disasters around the world.
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