Kalimantan Haze Emergency Appeal

by Yayasan Usaha Mulia / Foundation for Noble Work
Vetted

Summary

Because of continuous forest fires, the people of Central Kalimantan are suffering from the worst haze in history. The air pollution level has reached 3,000 - more than 10 times the hazardous level! The air has become a yellow color. People have difficulty breathing, suffer from constant headaches and more and more babies, children and pregnant mothers are experiencing acute respiratory infections. This project aims to distribute oxygen tanks, masks, eye drops, milk and vitamins to 7 villages.
$10,000.00
total goal
$5,249.00
remaining
27
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year active

Challenge

Since August of this year, smoke coming from forest fires have engulfed the province of Central Kalimantan. Due to a prolonged El Nino this year, despite major efforts to extinguish the flames, there is no telling when the fires will subside and the air will clear. The 15,000 inhabitants of Bukit Batu, where YUM has its projects, have been suffering from many ailments caused by the toxic air pollution level.

Solution

Your support will provide the necessary immediate relief supplies such as masks, oxygen tanks, oxygen refills, milk, eye drops and vitamins, as well as educational leaflets on how the inhabitants can protect themselves from the smoke. Yayasan Usaha Mulia will be distributing these supplies to our communities in 7 different villages in the area of Central Kalimantan.

Long-Term Impact

Pollutants in the air affect a person's lung capacity and growth, and are linked to ailments including lung cancer and heart disease. We are working in hopes that the relief supplies can reduce this future risk for our communities. Even if the rain comes in the next few weeks, there will be further health consequences for people living in the area due to food & water contamination, low water reserves and a possible break of dengue fever.

Resources

http:/​/​www.yumindonesia.org
Biggest environmental crime of the 21st century
Don't inhale: Scientists take on the haze
Watch a video of our projects
Read our 2014 Annual Report

Organization Information

Yayasan Usaha Mulia / Foundation for Noble Work

Location: Jakarta, DKI - Indonesia
Website: http:/​/​www.yumindonesia.org
Project Leader:
Vanessa Reksodipoetro
Jakarta, DKI Indonesia

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.