Clean Water and Food for Earthquake Survivors



The goal of CARE’s immediate relief phase is to provide food, water and hygiene assistance to sustain life and prevent disease in earthquake-affected households.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

On May 27, 2006, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Indonesia near the densely populated city of Yogyakarta on the island of Java, killing over 5,500 people and injuring thousands more. Although the full extent of the deadly quake will not be known for some time, over 130,000 people have lost their homes, and heavy rain in the area has made conditions very difficult for survivors. Entire villages were leveled by the quake in many areas, and poor water quality is a huge threat to survivors.

How will this project solve this problem?

In partnership with two Indonesian NGO’s, CARE intends to target 20,000 people. Activities will include providing immediate relief supplies like tents, ensuring access to clean water, and supplying food and hygiene supplies through local markets.

Potential Long Term Impact

CARE will rapidly reach those in need with emergency aid and help thousands of people rebuild their shattered lives. Clean water and food are crucial to preventing disease outbreaks in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $826

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $826 .  The original project funding goal was $20,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 17 donors like you, a total of $826 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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