Discover key facts about the 2018 Indonesia earthquakes and tsunamis, including six measuring a magnitude 6.0 or higher. Learn more about these disasters, the impacts on millions of people, and how World Vision responded to help affected communities.
Why World Vision is in Indonesia
Indonesia endured six disasters in 2022, from earthquakes and floods to volcanic eruptions and the ongoing effects of COVID-19.Especially tragic was the Cianjur earthquake, which killed more than 300 people, many of whom were children. The earthquake displaced over 61,000 people in Indonesia, causing a multiplication of needs for vulnerable families left without housing and other necessities. Additionally, flooding took a toll on over 2,000 people. World Vision teams made quick work to reach over 3,000 people within a month following the earthquake, providing emergency supplies to those affected, including hygiene kits, tents, and personal protective equipment. We also distributed over 16,000 liters of clean water to people impacted by floods. Infants and children under 5 received much-needed nutrition from a World Vision–initiated kitchen serving vulnerable families. Our teams also supplied educational and mental health resources to children through Child-Friendly Spaces as part of our disaster responses work. Throughout the country, over 456,000 people, including 170,000 children, were impacted in 2022 through World Vision programs in the areas of health, education, child protection, emergency response, and more.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Prayer Requests from Indonesia
World Vision's staff in Indonesia are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For God to move the hearts of more people toward sponsoring children who are currently unsponsored.
For a decrease in cases of child abuse and child marriage, and for World Vision’s advocacy efforts to help put policies in place that protect children and equip them to thrive.
News from Indonesia
Explore the profound impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that was triggered by a massive undersea earthquake and resulted in nearly 230,000 casualties and widespread destruction. Learn about World Vision’s humanitarian efforts as we led a disaster response, raising over $350 million for relief and rehabilitation lasting more than a decade and spanning across Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, and Myanmar.
World Vision sponsored child Aprilia was born with a disability. After several years of waiting, she is attending school and thriving. World Vision comes alongside communities in Indonesia and around the world to help remove the barriers for children with disabilities and ensure that universal access is a part of all reconstruction and infrastructure work.
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