On October 16, 2021 a 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit the area of Ban village, East Bali. This area is a remote area that has had a number of disasters hitting the area in the past years, such as the Gunung Agung eruptions, the Lombok earthquake and Covid-19.
On Tuesday 19 Oktober representatives of Westerlaken foundation / Yayasan Bali Bersih, Crisis Kitchen and Bali NGO & Associates visited the area for evaluation and assessment of what aid is needed.
Due to the repeating disasters in this area we could see that aid is well organised through the Kepala Desa office and that the need is quite large. Desa Ban consists of 16.800 souls, more or less 3.500 families. When looking at severely damaged houses we sadly have to conclude that more or less 10% of the houses are so damaged that it is not safe anymore to live in them. They will need to be rebuild. Due to landslides the water supply to the village is broken and currently the Indonesian Red Cross currently provides water within tank wagons. Within this crisis we choose to focus on water (Sustainable Development Goal 6) and will provide 37 waterfilters to designated people in Jatituhu. We have bought these waterfilters from our partner Social Impakt with our current fundraiser for this cause.
Our fundraiser is still running and we welcome any donation!