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Java Earthquake 2022

In November 2022, the district of Cjanjur, in western Java, was hit hard by an earthquake. After an earthquake, the readiness of the population to take precautionary measures for future natural events is often particularly high. Together with a new partner organisation, Yakkum Emergency Unit (YEU), we support those affected and we are now also active in the field of inclusive disaster risk management in Java.

On 21 November 2022, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5,6 struck the Indonesian district of Cianjur, in western Java. According to reports from the National Disaster Management Agency, 334 people were killed. 8 people are missing and 593 people were injured. The number of people displaced by the earthquake rose to 114,683. More than 37,000 houses were damaged, including hospitals and schools.

Earthquake in Cianjur, Indonesia: Joint operation with YEU

To support those affected in the Cianjur region, we are participating in the reconstruction and supporting people with necessary goods and relief measures. 

This includes, among other things, the provision of health measures, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and Shelter. On a smaller scale, the distribution of cash and vouchers is planned. 

Project planning is in full swing. An important component for the future is community education and training in disaster preparedness.

New Partnership

A long selection and evaluation process of potential partner organizations in the affected region and Java led to a new, promising cooperation. The emergency measures just mentioned are now being implemented by YEU (Yakkum Emergency Unit). The organization has many years of experience in inclusive emergency response, disaster preparedness and community participation as well as in needs assessment and relief distribution. Together with YEU, we will advocate for disaster-affected communities in the future and support decent living conditions and sustainable development.

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