RI is following up its immediate emergency response by addressing the long-term needs of survivors of the Indonesian earthquake. We are working to rebuild schools, shelters and livelihoods.
When the 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Java, more than 6,000 people were killed, 40,000 injured and 650,000 left homeless. RI deployed emergency relief teams to the region immediately after the quake to provide assistance to survivors, especially women and children. Now RI is working to restore education facilities, rebuild homes, and encourage economic stability for local businesses.
RI is building 20 transitional schools in earthquake-affected regions. RI is also implementing a Shelter Emergency Loan Fund (SELF) to financially aid families in rebuilding their homes and home-based businesses.
RI's transitional schools will allow students to pursue their education, providing continuity and hope during the rebuilding process. RI's shelter and business loans will provide the money families need to rebuild their homes, businesses and lives.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Emergency Response to Indonesian Earthquake
RI's Emergency Relief Program Worldwide
Shelter Reconstruction Efforts Worldwide
Community Reconstruction and Development