2018 ACT Alliance General Assembly
October 28 - November 1
Uppsala, Sweden
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A Manifestation of Hope in Action

“Hope is the biggest thing… hope for immediate evacuation, hope for rapid response, hope for rehabilitation and hope for recovery.  Hope will be an empty dream without action.  What we did is a manifestation of hope in action. Putting people first during disaster.”

On September 28, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake, followed by a tsunami, struck central Sulawesi, Indonesia.   This disaster caused 2045 fatalities, 2549 major injuries, 67,310 destroyed houses, and 82,775 displaced people in 102 evacuation sites. 

The ACT Indonesia Forum is responding to immediate needs for health care, emergency supplies, protection, psychosocial support, water and hygiene, shelter and disaster risk reduction.


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