The earthquake killed more than a thousand people and displacing thousands more, when it struck in late September, the agency reports on their website Tuesday.
ADRA’s initial response after the disaster was originally targeted to benefit an estimated 1,000 families, but has since been expanded to assist up to 3,000 households, distributing 2,000 emergency shelter kits in Sungau Geringgin sub-district in Padang Pariaman, and 1,000 non-food items in the sub-districts of Sungai Sapih and Nangallo, in Padang City.
In addition, ADRA has distributed 500 emergency kits for affected families within the Kota Padang region, as well as 1,000 emergency shelter kits in the Padang Pariaman District.
An ADRA medical team dispatched on October 7 has also completed its response, providing urgently needed medical care to more than 700 survivors in Padang Pariaman District.
To date, ADRA’s network response has been supported by the financial assistance of ADRA Denmark, ADRA Finland, ADRA Norway, and ADRA Sweden among others.
ADRA is also coordinating with the local government and other partners to distribute other essential items, such as sleeping bags and flashlights. ADRA is preparing to launch new interventions that target both the short-term and long-term needs of survivors, including a new project funded by ADRA Japan that will meet the educational needs of affected schoolchildren, and a project funded by ADRA Spain that will provide additional temporary shelter and non-food items materials for survivors, and provide psychological counselling to help those dealing with the emotional trauma of the disaster.
ADRA is a non-governmental organization present in 125 countries providing sustainable community development and disaster relief without regard to political or religious association, age, gender, race or ethnicity.