Oxfam-funded local organizations in West Sumatra are on aid missions in the earthquake-hit area ready to distribute 2,400 sheets of tarpaulins for
emergency shelter, hygiene kits and clothing said the international agency today.
International agency Oxfam has deployed a team in Indonesia to provide assistance following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake which struck off the coast of Java yesterday. We ar working with partners now, helping to assess the damage caused by the earthquake, and what assistance is required.
Oxfam International is preparing to close its response to Indian Ocean tsunami at the end of this month, four years after the disaster. Oxfam and its local partner organizations assisted 2.5 million people in seven tsunami-affected countries in the largest emergency program in its history.
Many people on the tiny island of Tunda, off the northwest tip of Java, are fishermen, as well as small farmers and shop owners. As global food prices rise, life for poor people living in this remote part of Indonesia has become increasingly hard.
An Indonesian permaculture (permanent culture) school is teaching locals how to provide their own food and improve their nutrition in an environmentally-friendly way.