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A 7-year-old injured boy receives treatment after strong earthquake on October 1, 2018 in Palu, Indonesia

Launch of the DEC Indonesia Tsunami Appeal

Posted in Blogs 1 year 1 month ago

A DEC appeal has been launched to respond to the Indonesia tsunami and earthquake, with the Government matching the first £2 million of donations through Aid Match. 

Thousands have been left homeless following the Indonesia tsunami and earthquake that hit Sulawesi on Friday 28 Sept 2018

Indonesia tsunami 2018: key facts

Posted in Blogs 1 year 1 month ago

The Indonesia tsunami and earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday 28 Sep has devastated everything in its path. With access to the affected areas difficult and communications down, the full scale of this tragedy is not yet known. Our local ActionAid team is bringing essential supplies to those who have lost everything and are without power, water or shelter. Read on for key facts and figures about the crisis. 

Femi gave birth to her second child, a baby girl, at a coconut farm turned into a shelter.

Indonesia tsunami 2018: live updates

Posted in Blogs 1 year 1 month ago

The death toll from the Indonesia tsunami and earthquake, which struck the island of Sulawesi on Friday 28 Sep, now stands at over 2,000. Read on for live updates about the emergency from our local team on the ground. 

Nurun Nahar dancing at ActionAid's Survivors Runway fashion show. Nurun Nahar is an acid attack survivor and also works for ActionAid Bangladesh

On Tuesday 10 October, ActionAid UK and ActionAid Bangladesh came together to put on a fashion show with a difference. Instead of celebrating traditional ideals of beauty, Survivors' Runway celebrated the inner beauty and strength of eight acid attack survivors, who travelled over from Bangladesh to speak out against violence against women and girls. Watch our full livestream of the show below and read on to learn more about the survivors' stories.

Members of the Acid Attack Survivors' Network set up by ActionAid Bangladesh

Acid attacks disproportionately affect women. Sonali, NurunNahar and Jasmen have all been attacked with acid – a traumatising experience leaving them with severe physical and emotional scars. They have not let their suffering silence them though. Through support from the Acid Survivors’ Network set up by ActionAid Bangladesh, they have helped one another integrate back into society and speak out.

Jesmin and her friends at the ActionAid safe space in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Life for children in the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh is hard. The majority of them live in one-roomed, temporary structures made from whatever materials can be found in the area – bamboo, hessian sacks, polythene sheets and tin sheets. Families cook outside in the narrow lanes that run between their houses, and at least 40 families will share one toilet that is poorly maintained. In these cramped conditions, there isn't much space for children to learn and play in safety. That's why ActionAid's child safe spaces in Bangladesh are so important.