Rebuilding & Becoming More Resilient: Progress & Lessons Learned with Central Sulawesi Communities

CWS Indonesia | September 29, 2020

    On the evening of September 28, 2018, a massive earthquake hit the Minahasa Peninsula of Sulawesi island in Indonesia. The quake triggered tsunamis as high as seven meters, which caused landslides and soil liquefaction. More than 5,000 people lost their lives to the disaster; twice that many people were injured – some severely. At least 211,000 people were displaced, and about 70,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. Two years on, many people affected by the disaster are recovering well and moving on with their lives. The Rebuilding & Becoming More Resilient report about CWS work with affected families and communities tells many stories of recovery and resilience. It outlines key objective accomplishments, too. The report ends on a hopeful note. But it also cites the fact that more than 10,000 people remain vulnerable despite all Indonesian government and humanitarian groups’ efforts to help them recover fully. CWS is committed to further partnerships with families, communities, local non-government groups and donors to continue working with the people in and around Palu, who continue to persevere against all odds.

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