By Indonesia Relief Team (Originally in Indonesian)
During January 2014, floods inundated 17.7 percent of Jakarta Province in Indonesia, with water levels in some places reaching up to five meters. Some 10,000 homes were flooded with 64,000 individuals displaced, an estimated 134,662 people in 100 urban villages directly affected, and at least 12 lives lost. Following Supreme Master Ching Hai’s loving request to help those affected by the disaster, with funding available, our Association members from Jakarta Center contributed US$4,640 (IDR 56,355,850), which included 728 packages of cooked vegan food.
Our Jakarta Center relief team quickly coordinated with local chapters of Red Cross Indonesia to determine which areas were in the greatest need of help. On January 22, our team purchased two truckloads of relief items including 1,000 blankets, vegan baby food, snacks and prepared meals.
With assistance from the Red Cross, we distributed supplies to approximately 500 families at two displacement centers in the East Jakarta area. In the days afterward, we distributed more supplies, with the help of the Red Cross, to five displacement centers and 2,500 families in the West Jakarta area.
We pray that the people of Jakarta have recovered fully and are able to resume normal activities. Our deep gratitude to Master for Her infinite love and compassion.
Expenditures by The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association
for the Flood Relief Work in Indonesia
|1,647 packages of vegan baby food||15,327,343||B|
|9,462 packages of vegan biscuits||18,068,507||B, C|
|728 packages of prepared vegan food||5,460,000||D|
|Total|| IDR 56,355,850