Disaster Relief and Development Projects Making a Difference

Teen Missions International (YMRI) In Indonesia

 Aid Makes a Difference Across Indonesia

The following are humanitarian projects we have conducted with financial assistance from our swiss partners.

2011_Papua_050Event:

The devastating tsunami of December 26th 2004 caused immense damage in the coastal areas of South Asia. In Indonesia alone around 165,000 died by the quake and its aftermath. More than 110,000 people were injured; over 1.7 million coastal communities around the Indian Ocean were left homeless.

On the island of Sumatra, the tsunami had left tens of thousands of deaths and massive destruction. The local congregation in Banda Aceh lost its building and many of its members. Christians are discriminated against and there are no building permits for the replacement of the buildings.

The island group of Pulau Banyak was highly damaged. Due to its remoteness aid was slow to arrive.

Region:

Island of Nias and Medan

Project period:

December 2004 – December 2005

Project:

First of all, emergency aid was provided to the affected population. This happened through the distribution of food, water and medicine and then reconstruction work. In the city of Medan, we supported people who took refuge there. Professionals have been equipped with tools, so that they could go back to their trades and earn their living.

Total cost: US$ 327’300.—

Region:

Islands group of Pulau Banyak, Province Aceh

Project period:

January 2006 – October 2006

Project:

After the phase of the emergency aid we contributed a substantial part to the reconstruction by building 29 new houses, repairing 186 houses and the construction of 6 new drinking water wells. The population was vaccinated, and medically supervised according to need. Additionally trauma relief was offered.

Total cost: US$ 452’750.—

Region:

Banda Aceh, Province Aceh

Project period:

June 2006 – December 2006

Project:

A multi-purpose building has been constructed which is used for trainings of several kinds, accommodation and as meeting hall for the congregation.

Total cost: US$ 200’600.—

Region:

Islands group of Pulau Banyak, Province Aceh

Project period:

May 2007 – October 2008

Project:

This project is an add-on project to the campaign of tsunami in Asia in December 2004. The tsunami had heavily devastated the Banyak Islands. The population lost practically everything: drinking water wells, houses and fishing material. After the emergency aid phase we contributed in particular by the following: 97 new houses constructed, 253 houses repaired, 19 new drinking water wells built, 53 new fishing boats and numerous fishing material distributed, health care and psychological assistance provided to people during the duration of the project. Furthermore, a campaign to prevent future events was undertaken.

Total cost: US$ 822‘570.—

Event:

The devastating earthquake of 27th May 2006 caused great devastation. Around 6 ‘700 dead and 45’ 200 wounded resulted. About 610’500 houses, including schools, hospitals and churches were damaged.

Region:

Yokjakarta, South Java

Project period:

May 2006 – June 2007

Project:

With the funding from our swiss partners emergency aid could be made available (drinking water, food, blankets, toiletries and medicine). 85 houses were rebuilt and some church buildings repaired. For a local training centre rent in another building was paid and lost school equipment (mattresses, library, school supplies) replaced. Other schools and an orphanage could be repaired.

Total cost: US$ 202‘580.—

Event:

On September 30th, 2009 an earthquake with magnitude 7.6 shook the island of Sumatra. The quake claimed several thousand lives and many were wounded. Furthermore 140’000 houses were badly damaged or destroyed. Approximately 250’000 families were directly affected.

Location:

Padang, South-Sumatra

Project period:

October 2009 – September 2010

Project:

In cooperation with our swiss partners we provided emergency assistance through distribution of food, drinking water, clothes, tarpaulins and articles of daily use to 1’630 families during 6 weeks. Simple good quality and earthquake-resistant houses could be rebuilt for 50 destitute families. In Indonesia, the Christian population is often discriminated against and therefore receiving no help. Therefore, we provided support for the reconstruction or repair of damaged or destroyed churches in the form of building material.

Total cost: US$ 409‘100.—

Event:

Between 1999 and 2003 there has been a bitter conflict between Muslims and Christians in the area of Ambon, Moluccas islands, resulting in numerous deaths, injured and IDPs (internally displaced persons). Thousands of buildings were torched, including many Christian churches.

Location:

Ambon and surroundings, Moluccas

Project period:

1999 – 2003

Project:

We provided assistance to approximately 30’000 people during the crisis. They were provided with food, medicines and lodging as well as counselling.

Total cost: Appr. US$ 95’000.—

2009_Medan_010Event:

Between 1999 and 2003 there has been a bitter conflict between Muslims and Christians in the area of Ambon, Moluccas islands, resulting in numerous deaths, injured and IDPs (internally displaced persons). Thousands of buildings were torched, including many Christian churches.

Location:

Ambon and surroundings, Moluccas

Project period:

2007 – 2012

Project:

Due to the governments relocation of many Christians to new areas there was a substantial shortage of educational facilities. YMRI helped by building 4 schools (Passo, Seram island and Maluku Utarah).

Total cost: US$ 419’730.—

Event:

Handicapped children are generally not taken well care of in Indonesia. The local NGO “Yayasan Kemanusiaan Erihatu Samasuru Lesuri Tapirone (ELST)” is trying to fill this urgent need. They urgently need a new building for that purpose.

Location:

Bohong Poncol, Banten, Indonesia

Project period:

2009

Project:

YMRI played a major part by co-financing a new and suitable building for the local NGO “Yayasan Kemanusiaan Erihatu Samasuru Lesuri Tapirone (ELST)” who is involved in teaching handicapped children. The new building enables them to enrol 120 children with different disabilities and teach them individually according to their needs.

Total cost: US$ 73’030.—

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