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Indonesia: Displaced Java flood survivors receive much-needed aid

World Vision has delivered 750 emergency relief aid packages and 300 baby kits to displaced families in two hard-hit villages in Indonesia's East Java province; 400 additional relief kits are planned.

January 2008




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Displaced Javanese families must use floodwater for their daily needs. During the first week of January, World Vision's Indonesia staff distributed relief supplies to hundreds of families in Centini and Duri Kulon villages in the Lamongan area of East Java. The two villages are among those hit hardest by recent flooding on the Indonesian island.
Displaced Javanese families must use floodwater for their daily needs. During the first week of January, World Vision's Indonesia staff distributed relief supplies to hundreds of families in Centini and Duri Kulon villages in the Lamongan area of East Java. The two villages are among those hit hardest by recent flooding on the Indonesian island.
© 2008 Ivan Tagor/World Vision
As families and friends gathered to celebrate Christmas and the New Year in the United States, heavy rains and subsequent flooding and landslides greeted Indonesia's Java residents, displacing hundreds of children and families from their homes, World Vision's Asia-Pacific Region office reports. The disaster has left more than 130 dead or missing across the Indonesian island.

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.

More than 1,000 relief kits delivered

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:

  • One cleaning kit
  • Tarps (for emergency shelter)
  • Blankets

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.

Learn More


>> Check out World Vision's Asia Pacific Web site for the latest on our efforts to meet the needs of families affected by Indonesia's recent devastating floods and mudslides.

Two Ways You Can Help

>> 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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