HOW TO HELP!
Your donation can properly feed a family for a month
Provides mobile shelter for an entire IDP family
Provides a family mobile shelter, blankets, mattress, heaters, to a family
Mount Semeru spewed thick columns of ash more than 12,000 meters into the sky, and searing gas and lava flowed down its slopes after a sudden eruption on Saturday.
Villages and nearby towns were blanketed with ash, and several hamlets were buried under tones of ash from volcanic debris.
Dozens reported dead and hundreds injured. The search and rescue mission is still under way.
The people of Indonesia need your help now.
INDONESIA EMERGENCY APPEAL
GIVE NOW & SAVE LIVES!
In any emergency situation, HCI follows these steps:
- Conduct a needs assessment which will determine the extent of the disaster, what the people affected need in the short and long term, and who exactly HCI can help.
- Begin the first phase of relief titled Emergency Relief, which is the provision of basic necessities, such as food and water, hygiene items, andtemporary/transitional shelter setups (e.g. tents). In this phase we also provide basic health assistance through the provision of medical supplies and/or medicine.
- Begin the second phase of relief titled Early Recovery, which involves (re)building of permanent housing and providing cash assistance so that families can return to their homes, and children can return to school.
- Begin the third phase of relief titled Community Development, which involves investing in restoring health systems, providing psychosocial support and trauma relief, and working with the community to rebuild infrastructure and social systems.
In general, HCI’s admin fee on an annual basis is 10-15%. In emergency crisis situations, we may declare 0% admin.
No we cannot do this. We also cannot accept a list of people to help. This is against CRA rules and regulations for how a charity should operate.
We first begin with our needs assessment and start phase one as quickly as possible. Funds are sent based on the reports we receive from the ground. Our intention is not to hold on to funds, but rather to make sure that before they are sent, there is a proper plan for distribution in place. For this reason, we cannot give an exact timeline, but we try to get the funds out as soon as possible.
We believe in working hand in hand with the local community. For this reason, we may often rely on the expertise of a local NGO to conduct the needs assessment, provide us with feedback, and carry out the distribution on our behalf. These are NGO’s that are well established and have a track record for implementing humanitarian aid projects.
HCI regularly publishes impact reports and provides them to the public. Also, donors to a specific campaign are sent these reports directly once they’re made available. You can visit humanconcern.org/reports for reports on Ramadan, Qurbani, Winter relief, and other emergencies.
STATS FROM THE GROUND
Indonesia in Crisis
- 14Death roll reported at 14
- 98Injuries reported are increasing at a rapid rate
- 900Rescured from the village
A Few Words From Omar Suleiman
OUR STAFF COMMENTS
The situation on the ground is so dire. Our support and assistance means that we can protect the lives of innocent men, women, and children while providing them with the means to survive and maintain their dignity.