From NCCA Christian World Service (the
aid and development agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia)
NCCA Christian World Service (CWS) has launched appeals to provide support for the Indonesian Earthquake and East Timor Humanitarian Emergencies.
Indonesia's earthquake toll has reached more than 5,000 with estimates of 20,000 injured and 200,000 homeless.
CWS (the aid and development agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia) has three partner agencies on the ground that have been running mobile clinics and distributing thousands of packs of food, shelter and hygiene supplies since the day of the earthquake.
The response is being coordinated by ACT International. With your assistance, CWS and the partners of ACT International are seeking to raise $2 million for this appeal.
In East Timor an estimated 25,000 people have been displaced as a result of recent unrest. CWS is responding through its partner, Yayasan Sosial Naroman (YASONA) by distributing food supplies to displaced people in the districts of Aileu, Same and Ainaro. This assistance began during the early stages of the unrest several weeks ago and has intensified in the past week.
YASONA staff are meeting with village people to assess the growing needs and will advise as soon as the situation is known.
Please give generously
To give online go to http://www.ncca.org.au/give/christian_world_service, or call our toll free number 1800 025 101.
You may also send a cheque or money order to Christian World Service (indicating which appeal you wish to support), Locked Bag 199, SYDNEY NSW 1230. Gifts are tax deductible.
Updates about the humanitarian assistance provided will be available on the website.
Any excess funds raised by these appeals will be allocated to ongoing development work in these areas.
For comment and further information
Alistair Gee, Director, Christian World Service, mobile 0417 672 650