There seems to be no end to natural disasters in Indonesia. About one and a half months after a strong earthquake hit the area around Yogyakarta in Southern Java, a sea surge produced by an undersea earthquake has devastated another coastal area on the Indonesian island.
A small relief team by SOS Children's Villages is on the way to find out about the situation of children on the ground. It still has not been decided whether the relief team will head towards the tourist stronghold Pangandaran or the remote but densely-populated region of Cipatujah. However, large-scale relief activities cannot be deployed at the moment as SOS Children's Villages runs five day-care centres in the earthquake-hit region of Yogyakarta and is also fully occupied with reconstruction after the devastating tsunami disaster of December 2004.
The 10-people strong relief team (SOS co-workers from SOS Children's Village Lembang, three local volunteers and one former SOS child) will deliver relief supplies comprising food, medication, toys and clothes to the area and will focus on helping children.