CWS News

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




CWS Indonesia receives an Award from Government of Timor Tengah Selatan District

"The awards are given to the organizations as tokens of appreciation from the government for the work they are doing in health sector especially in addressing the malnutrition problem in Timor Tengah Selatan District. The result can be seen in the decreasing number of malnutrition cases from year to year," explained Paul Mella, the Head of Timor Tengah Selatan District when he was addressing the audience.


Basic First Aid Info Session for refugees in Bogor and Jakarta

Living in a foreign country without the ability to communicate with the local community puts refugees and asylum seekers in a vulnerable position especially in case of health emergency situation. Therefore, knowledge on First Aid Training is important for the refugees and asylum seekers (referred to as Persons of Concerns by UNHCR) that can prevent severe injuries and death in case of emergency.


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