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CWS completes post-disaster WASH program in Sigi District, Central Sulawesi

CWS / Indonesia has recently completed a WASH program in Puroo, Langko, Tomado and Anca villages, Lindu sub-district, Sigi district, Central Sulawesi province. The four villages were badly affected by the earthquake that hit the sub-district on August 18, 2012. In response to the earthquake CWS / Indonesia implemented a program titled ‘Water Supply and Sanitation Facilities Assistance for Earthquake Affected Families', which was funded by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) with US$ 156,586. The program supported the following activities: construction of a gravity-fed piped water supply system covering the affected communities; construction of 200 family latrines - 45 in Puroo village, 11 in Langko village, 73 in Tomado village and 71 in Anca village; and hygiene and sanitation information sessions, covering topics such as proper handwashing with soap and maintenance of latrines. Over 1,000 people, including 500 school children, participated in these information sessions which were conducted together with staff from the local government health services. The construction of all facilities was done by the community members, with technical support from CWS and supervision by the newly established clean water supply committee.

Bringing education closer to urban refugees in Jakarta

For a refugee living in urban Jakarta, distance poses a great challenge. To travel from one place to another always requires a lot of time, for the distances are vast in this city of 12 million, and traffic is usually bad. It's particularly challenging for refugees, most of whom have very limited financial resources. Using cheaper public transportation instead of a taxi might mean changing buses several times and traveling two hours or more - one way. All of which impacts refugees' ability to engage in activities at the CWS Refugee Center. Located in central Jakarta, the CWS Refugee Center offers various training and education programs such as language classes (English and Indonesian), computer classes, handicraft classes and various other activities.

Earthquake simulation: Disaster Preparedness for Community in Lindu Sub District - Central Sulawesi

By: BenoPeuru

December 2013

In response to the earthquake that struck Sigi District in Central Sulawesi Province on August 8, 2012, CWS, with support from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), implemented a housing rehabilitation program which assisted the community in rebuilding their homes that were damaged and destroyed during the quake. Upon the completion of the rehabilitation program, now more than a year after the disaster, CWS began implementing a water supply and sanitation program in four villages in the Lindu sub-district. CWS is helping the community to build water supply facilities and constructing family latrines as well as providing training and information sessions on disaster preparedness and response as well as key hygiene and sanitation behaviors.

Water and Sanitation Training for Sigi Earthquake Survivors

By Michelle Lai

On August 28, 2012, an earthquake with the magnitude of 6.2 struck Central Sulawesi, about 56 km southeast of Palu. The National Disaster Management Agency reported six people dead, dozens injured, and more than 4000 people were displaced, forced to live in tent shelters. Thousands of homes were damaged and more than 300 homes were either completely destroyed or severely damaged.

Breastfeeding and Early Childhood Nutrition in Nusa Tenggara Timur

Breastfeeding is the world's most effective way of reducing early childhood deaths and is vital for proper infant nutrition. In Binaus Village, Mollo Tengah Sub-district, Timor Tengah Selatan (TTS) District, Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Province - West Timor, CWS Indonesia is helping mothers learn about the benefits of breastfeeding and empowering them with the tools they need to ensure their children get the proper nutrition they need to thrive. New mother Felci Sanam Opat tells her story:

Accessing Services in the City

The number of people recognized as refugees living in urban centers is on the rise and the
international community continues to struggle to offer adequate services to this elusive group. It is therefore vital for humanitarian agencies to reassess not only how they may provide assistance and protection to refugees living

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