In-case you missed the news…my beloved country has been hit by strings of disasters in such a short time.
We have flood and landslide in Wasior, a small village tucked in West of Papua on October 4th, 2010. Over 100 people died, the landslide wiped out almost the entire place. Deforestation seems to be the main caused but our Indonesian government strongly opposed the claimed.
Then a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked and caused a huge 7 meters waves of Tsunami wiping nearly all of Mentawai islands in western coast of Sumatra last Monday, October 25, 2010. Currently more than 400 people are still missing with death toll creeping around 400 lives.
Just a day later – the much monitored active volcanic mountain of Merapi in Central Java erupted on October 26, 2010. People has been evacuating but more eruptions are excepted according to experts. 29 people has been killed so far.
It’s been a really rough times for this country and my heart breaks wishing there’s more I can do. So many lives lost, so many children lost their parents, so many parents lost their children, lost everything they had. Their lives has been torned. They are in desperate need of helps, so I am asking you my friends to say some prayers – accordingly to your personal beliefs – or to monetarily do small donations. Every single cents counts in rebuilding these people’s lives.
You can do so online through Mercy Indonesia foundation who focuses on helping children, orphans. If you are in Jakarta, you can drop off much needed common items such as clean water, food, etc to Mommies Daily office.’
“Kulihat ibu pertiwi sedang bersusah hati
Airmatanya berlinang mas intan yang kau kenang
Hutan gunung sawah lautan, simpanan kekayaan
Kini Ibu sedang lara… merintih dan berdoa…”
(I see Mother Earth… she’s troubled. Her tears rolling down, thinking of gold and diamonds. Forests, mountains, rice paddies, and the ocean… our treasures. Now Mother Earth is sad… weeping and praying…)