In less than twenty minutes, more than 130,000 people were killed when the Boxing Day tsunami struck Indonesia in 2004.
CARE was one of the first international aid agencies to respond to the emergency, providing people with desperately-needed food, water and shelter.
Preparing for disasters
Indonesia has suffered from a number of natural disasters, killing more than 140,000 people, since 2004, including the tsunami.
In response we have developed extensive emergency planning programmes - which ensure communities¬†are able¬†to respond to and recover from disasters, both in the immediate aftermath and in the longer term.
When a disaster stikes CARE aims to provide immediate relief such as shelter and medical care. We also gave out water purification kits to guard against outbreaks of water-borne diseases.