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Piers Simon Appeal is
a disaster relief charity
that delivers aid

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School in a Bag
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Children go to
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Nov 2010: Indonesia Tsunami - PSA donate to SurfAid International

The Piers Simon Appeal have made an initial donation to help the victims of the tsunami that struck the Mentawai Islands, off the coast of Sumatra on October 25th. On Friday 12th November £1500 was sent to SurfAid International who have been appointed by the Indonesia government to lead the response to help the communities affected. The latest report from the Indonesian Government (Nov 11 2010) says that 447 people have been killed, 57 are missing, and 173 are seriously injured. More than 15,000 people have been displaced from their homes and are living in temporary shelters, many on the hills above their villages as they fear another tsunami.

SurfAid International are well placed to be at the forefront of this response as they have been working closely with the inhabitants of the Mentawai Islands for the past 10 years.

"As of today (Nov 11 2010), SurfAid has made 96 visits to the communities. Our initial delivery of assistance focused on shelter, building and hygiene kits, and some kitchen and cooking kits. After a few days of distribution of non-food items, it became clear that communities were in danger of running short of food, so subsequent deliveries focused more on delivering food items - mainly rice, noodles and cooking oil".

"To date, we have dispatched the following to the Mentawai Islands: 3,100 shelter kits; 3,150 hygiene kits; 1,884 building kits; 661 cooking kits; 2,076 tarpaulins; 610 blankets; 380 mats; 405 lanterns; 170 bales of rope; 6,025kg of rice; 56,400 packets of noodles; 2,500kg of cooking oil; and 15,002 cans of fish".
The PSA hope that more funds can be sent from our Response Fund, set up to support the victims of the tsunami and the erupting volcano, mount Merapi, located on Java.

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