Assisting Flood Victims in Indonesia

Food for the Hungry
Monday, 25 February 2002

A Food for the Hungry grant is helping local Christians reach out to 2,000 families flooded out of their homes in Jakarta in mid-February.

Torrential rains February 13 and 14 have displaced more than 15,000 people nation-wide, according to Indonesian government figures. The most serious flooding occurred in Jakarta and Central Java. Food for the Hungry is working through the organization Yayasan Putri Sion, a local Christian agency, to provide emergency food distributions consisting of rice, noodles, cooking oil and sugar.

The agency also hopes to help out children who have lost their books and basic school supplies in the flooding. Yayasan Putri Sion operates a program that provides 10,000-15,000 school children with eggs to supplement their daily diets.

For more information, or to contact Food for the Hungry, see their website at: www.fh.org

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