December 22, 2014

Tsunami reflections from Aceh

By |22 December 2014|

The 26 December 2004, a tsunami devastated Aceh. The crew of the fishing boat Centosa recieved Caritas support. See how their lives have changed ten years later.

Portraits from Aceh

By |16 December 2014|

“It would have taken longer to get back on our feet without Caritas. Things are good now. We have schools, hospitals and homes. The cooperative is going well and we have been able to improve the boats,” he said.

How Aceh is rebuilt, 10 years after tsunami

By |16 December 2014|

Caritas built over 9000 permanent shelters in Aceh, as well as 350 infrastructure projects such as schools, clinics, roads and markets.

Tsunami 10 years: before and after in Aceh

By |16 December 2014|

On 26 December 2004, an earthquake in the Indian Ocean triggered a tsunami that devastated India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Aceh. Over a quarter of a million people were killed and 1.5 million made homeless.

Beyond the tsunami waves

By |16 December 2014|

One positive result of the tsunami is that our Caritas national organisations and their ties with communities are strengthened. They’ve been able to use that strength as a gateway for other integral human development efforts.

Caritas marks 10 years since Asia tsunami

By |4 December 2014|

Tsunami affected communities in Sri Lanka. Caritas organisations from India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand joined confederation members from around the world, Church and other religious leaders in Sri Lanka 3-5 December to remember victims of the 2004 Asia tsunami.

July 22, 2014

Supporting children of migrant parents in South-East Asia

By |22 July 2014|

As South-East Asians increasingly migrate overseas in search of work, there is concern over the growing number of family members, particularly children, left behind in the home countries.

October 27, 2010

Indonesia hit by earthquake, tsunami and volcano

By |27 October 2010|

A Caritas team is on its way to the Indonesian island of Mentawai after a tsunami left hundreds of people dead and many missing.

June 23, 2010

Rapid action in Indonesia

By |23 June 2010|

“I am lucky,” said Elma, while getting treatment with her daughter in a medical tent supported by Caritas. “My family and I – we are alive.” When a violent earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra near the city of Padang on September 30, Elma was at home with her elderly mother.

September 3, 2009

Remembering the Asia tsunami

By |3 September 2009|

An earthquake in the Indian Ocean on 26 December 2004 triggered a tsunami that devastated the coasts of Indonesia, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka Some 300,000 people were killed in a matter of hours.

May 12, 2009

Progress in Sumatra after quake

By |12 May 2009|

The earthquake that hit Padang in Indonesia on 30th September, didn’t last much longer than 30 seconds, yet in that time it managed to rip up roads, flatten whole villages and result in the deaths of over 1,100 people. Rebuilding roads, school, bridges and people’s homes will take months, if not years. And that’s without considering that people have to return to their jobs – if they still exist, markets have to be re-established and people will have to feel safe enough to restart their lives without the fear that another massive earthquake will take everything away again. The Caritas initial response was rapid: first teams went immediately to assess the damage, then member organisations started to send through staff and items such as tents, tarpaulins and food. Caritas has increased the amount that it is appealing for to US $ 2,302,321.88 ( EUR 1,535,308) to help 110,000 people with shelter, 43,000 [...]