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Disaster Relief in Indonesia

_thumbnail_Francis_supplies_to_Merapi_volcano_victims.jpg TFI in Indonesia has assisted in disaster relief throughout the archipelago working together with local officials and other concerned individuals as well as a variety of other organizations such as the Red Cross to offer much-needed assistance to disaster victims. In addition to collecting and distributing basic necessities, we act as facilitating partners in projects such as the tsunami relief projects in Aceh, which included a free mobile medical clinic; a boat-building project for fishermen, and a livelihood project consisting of a restaurant and farm. Our volunteers also conduct hands-on assistance wherever needed which includes operating food kitchens and translating for foreign doctors along with distributing needed food and hygiene supplies. One especially valued service we offer is trauma counseling in the form of personal interaction, lending a listening ear, as well as offering hope and encouragement. TFI in Indonesia has also developed a children’s trauma relief program including puppet shows, music, and fun and meaningful activities.