JRS works among people displaced by natural disaster primarily in the emergency relief phase. JRS accompanies those persons who are most inadequately attended to and gives priority to situations of great need.
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
“I held Ananda against my chest on a motorcycle to flee for life. The crew of a water tank truck that was there for the evacuation took me and my grandchild aboard the vehicle straight away,” said Murtini, Ananda’s grandmother. She fled away to save her life after hearing the loud noise of Mt Merapi’s eruption. It was around 1 o’clock in the morning of 5 November 2010. The area was terribly dark, covered with volcanic ash, hot lava and cloud. “Luckily, it was raining at the same time. If not, I’m sure more victims would have fallen as the ash and sand was very hot”, Murtini’s husband interrupted. Continue reading
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
Positive appreciation of the community towards JRS programs helped in the house construction. Even though the rebuilding of the 25 houses took place in distant parts of the area sometimes difficult to reach by four-wheeled vehicles but construction and repairs could be completed within 75 days. Continue reading
Monday, February 15th, 2010
The knowledge on disaster risk reduction acquired by Mrs Rafnaini (38) is indeed something new that she would like to pass on to the women’s community at her gampong (village). But a forum for this purpose is not available, because all activities at the PKK (family welfare education program) in Panjupian Village are dormant. As the PKK treasurer, who took part in a training on village planning with the perspective on disaster risk reduction held by JRS in December 2009, Rafnaini doesn’t know what forum she can use to pass on her knowledge to others. Continue reading