Indonesia Tsunami Appeal
Please donate now to help CARE provide life-saving assistance to families who have lost everything in the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Photo above: Nauris cries while comforting her 4-year-old daughter, who has been suffering from diarrhoea. Nauris and her family have been living in this tent after their house, in Balumtuma village, Donggala, was destroyed by the earthquake.
Read more about how CARE is responding on our Indonesia earthquake and tsunami page.
Preparing for disasters
Indonesia is a disaster-prone region, suffering from recurrent shocks such as earthquakes, drought and internal conflict. We have developed extensive emergency planning programmes, which ensure communities are able to respond to and recover from disasters in the immediate aftermath and in the longer term. When a disaster strikes, we provide immediate relief such as shelter, emergency food supplies, medical care, sanitation and water purification kits to guard against outbreaks of waterborne diseases. After the emergency phase has passed, we work with communities to rebuild their lives in the long term.