Our sense of humanity is once again called, as our country mourns when a 7,2 SR earthquake followed by tsunami hit Mentawai last Monday, October 25th, 2010. Mentawai Islands was hit by the earthquake and swept by devastating tsunami left villages in North Pagai and South Pagai island and several other islands in Mentawai District paralyzed with hundreds of casualties.
The recent casualties are reported to be 311 people died, and more than 426 people are still missing and thousands of people of these islands are now in refugee shelters. Until recently, many of these island people are still untouched with help and aid, the remoteness of these islands and bad weather have made the distribution of relieve aid, logistic and evacuation difficult and limited. DFW Indonesia, ISLA UH, Adopt an Island Foundation and a group of concerned friends, have therefore joined hands to form a small unit of solidarity volunteers to coordinate help from our friends and associates to deliver to the victims of the quake and tsunami in Mentawai Islands. We initiate to open a Secretariat (POSKO) in Jakarta and in the field to mobilize all the help and aid and to focus for several proposed actions, which are:
- Aid and Volunteer Mobilization. To collect and distribute different kinds of aid, including logistics, tent, clothing, baby and children supplies, amenities, medicines, etc to the field. The secretariat will also mobilize and coordinate the dispatch of volunteer to support humanitarian activities in the field.
- Post Disaster Research To conduct mapping program, RRA, PRA and other mapping needed for the purpose of recovering and rebuilding Mentawai Islands in the time of emergency response, recovery and development.
- To initiate Adopt Mentawai (people to people support program). To develop an adoption model and victim mentoring, so that many of those survivors could be assisted for a post disaster recovery.
We are collecting donations of any items required such as:
- Equipment : Tent, Megaphone, radio AM/FM, candles, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, tissues, flashlights, lanterns, matches, etc;
- Clothing : Clothes, include hats, socks, saroong, blankets, etc;
- Food : Rice, instant noodle, coffee, tea, milk, sugar, and other dry food;
- Drinking Water: Bottled Drinking Water;
- Children: Blanket, baby Food, UHT Milk, baby supplies (diapers, telon oil, etc) baby clothes (including hats, socks, etc), Book, Toys;
- Women: sanitary pad, women underwear;
- Medical : Emergency tools (P3K), eye drops, masks, etc medical supplies,
We plan to distribute your generous donation, as much as possible, directly through local NGOs in Mentawai, and through the Indonesian Red Cross. One of our group members has already left for Mentawai to assess needs on the field and the most appropriate and effective distribution channels for the relieve aid delivery.
Coordination Post for delivery of material:
Mentawai Care Secretariat (POSKO Peduli Mentawai)
Jl. Bendungan Hilir VII No 9, Jakarta Pusat, 10210,
Phone/Fax : +6221 570 7066
PIC Secretariat: Deddy Haryanto : 081282267997
Nurman Manompo (Noe): 085656354092
PIC Sibolga Donny : 081342731207.
Email : DFWpeduli.firstname.lastname@example.org
Blog : www.wecarementawai.wordpress.com;
Please send your donation to:
Account No: 0091540675, a.n. Destructive Fishing Watch (DFW) Indonesia,
These are our contacts/initiators:
Sonia Ramadhani, +6281318571274; email@example.com
Kamaruddin Azis, +62811449665; firstname.lastname@example.org,
M. Zulficar Mochtar, +6281584282907; email@example.com
Andi Nurjaya, HP : +6281311219772 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Ben Baharuddin Nur, +628128096339 email@example.com,
Agus Ajar Bantung, +628129922834 firstname.lastname@example.org
Taswin Munier, +6285211557725 email@example.com,
M. Zulkifly (Japan),+001 firstname.lastname@example.org,
Jamaluddin Jompa +628124230107 email@example.com,
Titien S. Syukur +6281383999255 firstname.lastname@example.org
Muh. Abdi +62811406437 email@example.com
 KOMPAS, “311 Tewas di Mentawai” halaman 1, Kamis 28 Oktober 2010