Final Update: May 25, 2021
The Child Development Center (CDC) staff report that a total of 4,323 beneficiaries were affected by the flooding. The CDCs were able to provide food, clean water, relief items, and infrastructure repair to the impacted families. All beneficiaries and their families are safe and most have returned to their homes. The CDC will continue to help the families in temporary homes complete repairs to their permanent homes. Additionally, power and internet connection have both been restored.
Thank you for your prayers for the affected beneficiaries and families.
Update #10: May 18, 2021
The Child Development Center (CDC) staff report that some beneficiaries and their families have returned to their homes. Meanwhile, some CDCs are still temporarily closed due to the disaster and concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Recovery efforts continue as CDCs ensure beneficiaries are safe. No additional beneficiaries have been reported as impacted at this time.
Please continue to pray for the situation as families continue to recover from this disaster.
Update #9: May 6, 2021
The Child Development Centers (CDCs) and Compassion Indonesia National Office staff continue to assess impact of the flooding. So far, 4,323 beneficiaries and their families have been impacted. The CDCs have successfully delivered food, clean water, medicine, sanitary items, tarps and building materials to the impacted beneficiaries and their families. CDCs are also providing trauma counseling and infrastructure repair.
Please continue praying for the affected beneficiaries and their families and CDCs during the recovery process.
Update #8: April 28, 2021
The Child Development Centers (CDCs) and Compassion Indonesia National Office staff continue to assess impact. The flooding was more widespread than initially thought. So far, 4,322 beneficiaries and their families have been impacted. Affected families have received relief support including food packages, clothes, blankets, soap, medicine, and limited home repairs.
Please continue praying for the affected beneficiaries and their families and CDCs as they recover from damages and losses.
Update #7: April 27, 2021
The Child Development Centers continue to assess the beneficiary impact. By collaborating with Compassion Indonesia National Office staff, they are maximizing support from other churches and institutions. To date, 1,877 beneficiaries and their families have been affected.
Please continue pray for the situation in East Nusa Tenggara as beneficiaries and their families recover from this disaster.
Update #6: April 15, 2021
The Child Development Centers continue to assess impact and utilize Compassion disaster relief funds to support affected families. They are providing tarps to families with damaged or destroyed homes for temporary shelter.
Please continue to pray for the beneficiaries, families, and church partners as they recover from extensive impact.
Update #5: April 13, 2021
The Child Development Centers (CDCs) continue to contact beneficiaries to assess impact. The Compassion Indonesia National Office staff based in Kupang are working from another remote office so they can have internet access and electricity, which enables them to have better contact with CDC staff. The National Office staff are checking into other institutions or agencies that can provide support to affected families, as well. To date, 536 beneficiaries and their families have been impacted.
Please pray for the ongoing assessment and support efforts.
Update #4: April 12, 2021
In some areas, electricity and internet connections are working again. The Compassion Indonesia National Office staff continue to work with the Child Development Centers to provide needed support to affected families. Currently, 258 Beneficiaries and their families are reported as affected.
Please continue to pray for the affected beneficiaries, families, staff, and church partners.
Update #3: April 9, 2021
The flooding in the region was from Cyclone Seroja which brought heavy rain, strong winds and flooding causing major damage in the Timor Islands. The storm impacted the islands more broadly than was previously reported. Other areas such as Alor, Kupang Barat (West), Nusa Lote, Soe, and West Timor were also impacted. So far, 131 beneficiaries and their families and 14 Compassion Indonesia National Office staff were impacted. Relief support is being provided as more beneficiaries, church partners and staff are identified.
Please continue to pray for all those impacted by the storm, as well as those providing relief response.
Update #2: April 8, 2021
Many homes were damaged due to falling trees and strong winds during the storm. A nearby lake overflowed which caused flooding. In some areas the internet connection is down, and there are power outages. The flooding also affected other areas in Sumba Timor (East) and West Timor. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) are collaborating with the Compassion Indonesia National Office staff to provide trauma counseling to the children and support the affected families, as needed. One CDC has opened their kitchen to prepare meals for affected families. To date, 27 beneficiaries and their families have been impacted.
Please continue to pray for beneficiaries and their families and the churches as they minister to the affected people’s spiritual, emotional and physical needs.
Update #1: April 6, 2021
On April 4, Timor Island (around Kupang, East Sumba) was impacted by additional strong winds and flash flooding. The winds knocked down trees causing power outages. So far, 12 beneficiaries and their families are reported as impacted by the initial flooding; however, more beneficiaries have been impacted by the recent strong winds and flooding. Many families have temporarily moved to live with neighbors and relatives. The Child Development Center continues to assess impact.
Please continue to pray for the protection and provision for all affected church partners, beneficiaries and families.
Disaster Alert: April 5, 2021
There has been heavy rain since March and in early April Sabu Nusa Tenggara experienced flooding, which impacted many homes. The water level is up to 2 meters. To date, specific impact details are not yet available. The Child Development Center staff are checking on the beneficiaries to determine impact to their homes and families. Some beneficiaries have temporarily moved to another area.
Please pray for the protection and provision of affected beneficiaries, families, and church partners.
Compassion Indonesia will keep us updated as more information becomes available.