HUMANITARIAN AID:

  • Indonesia is located in the called Pacific Ring of Fire, making it a country susceptible to natural disasters: volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tidal waves. It is the first country in relation to the number of active volcanoes (127) and has suffered numerous natural disasters that have ravaged entire populations in the last two decades. As an example is the tsunami that occurred on December 26, 2004, the Padang earthquake in September 2009.
  • Recently there have been new catastrophes that have produced disastrous effects on the population, leaving whole populations in a situation of extreme vulnerability. In 2017, the eruption of the Agung volcano on the island of Bali left more than 135,000 people displaced during weeks of their homes, causing material damage to their crops and animals. The summer earthquakes of 2018, in the islands of Lombok and Gilis, left 525 people dead, more than 1,700 people in hospital and some 600,000 displaced persons. Some 100,000 houses were damaged, more than half of them serious, as well as 671 educational centers, 52 hospitals, clinics and pharmacies and 128 places of worship. And finally, the earthquake and tsunami that hit the island of Sulawesi at the end of 2018, leaving more than 1250 people dead and a countless number of people injured, disappeared or lost their homes.
  • The NGO Balanced World responds to the natural disasters that occur in its areas of action, giving an immediate response to the crisis of humanitarian emergency: diagnosing needs, providing the population affected materials First need, giving psychosocial support and helping in the organization of camps.

 

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