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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 Blog 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 Blog 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 Blog 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. 

Commuters cross a river in Patuakhali, southern Bangladesh.

As the ferry I was travelling on chugged across the grey-green river in southern Bangladesh, my colleague pointed to a spot on my right. My gaze fell on a wooden cart. Upon it was a white, opaque plastic sack. “That’s the body of a child,” he told me.  “He drowned.”

One of thousands of families who have lost their homes because of the floods in Myanmar

Myanmar: the worst flooding in decades

Posted in Blog 4 years 2 months ago

At the end of July, South Asia witnessed some of the worst flooding seen in decades. Myanmar, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India have seen hundreds killed and millions affected. The worst affected area is Myanmar, where even before the flooding, over half the population did not have enough to eat. Myanmar Country Director, Shihab Uddin Ahamad, updates us on what the situation is like on the ground and how he and his staff are helping the people worst affected by this crisis.

Women like Suljhana, 30, in Nepal, are struggling to cope with their periods after the Nepal earthquakes

A year ago I wrote a blog about periods; 'The worst period of her life: putting myself in her shoes'.  A year on, we are still hearing stories like Suljhana's from Nepal. On World Menstrual Hygiene Day, find out why periods matter during a humanitarian crisis.