Global Communities has extensive experience in disaster relief and response. When an earthquake struck Indonesia close to Padang, West Sumatra in September 2009, Global Communities' Emergency Response Team quickly provided shelter assistance using our proven transitional shelter model. This model provides a cost effective way of ensuring that people who have lost their homes are provided with a shelter than can last up to two years while they rebuild their permanent homes. Global Communities was awarded $1.85 million from USAID’s Office of Development Assistance to construct these shelters for 500 households and rehabilitate infrastructure using local labor, leading to income generation for devastated families.
In May 2006, when a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck near the city of Yogyakarta, Global Communities expanded its programs to this area, bringing 55 years of experience to bear through a range of programs that continue to serve those most in need, in a sustainable, environmentally-sound, and locally-driven process.
After the December 2004 tsunami, Global Communities worked throughout Aceh to improve quality of life and accelerate the transition from immediate relief to long-term development for thousands of affected families.
Global Communities' programming in Aceh included:
To learn more, please read: Indonesia – the CHF International Approach.