Date: 3 November 2003
The flash floods that hit the North Sumatran district of Bahorok in November 2003 triggered devastating landslides that killed 245, displaced thousands, and destroyed a renowned Orangutan Sanctuary which was not only the largest for the endangered Sumatran orangutans, but also a significant source of tourism dollars. Mercy Relief was among the first foreign NGOs to respond, providing much needed emergency aid and later, materials to support rebuilding efforts.
Partner(s): Local Indonesian authorities, Al-Istighfar Mosque
We helped by providing:
- Food, clothing and blankets to more than 400 families
- Temporary shelters to accommodate more than 6,000 people
- S$12,300 worth of building materials for reconstruction works