Tsunami Aceh

Family Care Indonesia bettering the lives of Aceh Tsunami victims

Family Care Indonesia (Yayasan Cakrawala Masa Depan) has carried out a wide swath of humanitarian projects in Jakarta and throughout Indonesia for well over a decade.

As dawn broke on December 26, 2004, it appeared that Sunday would be no different than other weekend days. That changed when the most powerful earthquake in more than 40 years struck under the Indian Ocean, the epicenter just off Aceh on the northern tip of Indonesia. The resulting tsunami caused massive death and damage throughout the region, not to speak of the eleven other countries affected.

Family Care Indonesia was one of the first foreign charities allowed into the disaster area, and their first efforts in Aceh focused on medical assistance, aid distribution and trauma counseling in IDP refugee camps. Read more

The second stage of programs included building and the replacement of fishing boats for the villagers. Read more  Read more

Ongoing projects included the establishment of a free 24/7 medical center and ambulance service for the villages of Lhoong District, as well as livelihood projects such as a restaurant and organic farming. Read more