Helping victims of earthquakes and tsunamis

Other Areas

Pidie Aceh, Indonesia

BEATS' raised £2,144.31 to help the victims of this disaster, which caused widespread damage and claimed 102 lives in an area south west of Banda Aceh, Indonesia in December 2016. Pak Robert and his team used the money raised to give supplies of cooking oil, rice and sugar to needy families, and also supply items such as shoes, socks and backpacks for children to enable them to attend school.

Nepal

Following the devastating earthquake in April and May 2015, BEATS sent funds via Nepal In Need (nepalinneed.org), who supplied packs of tin roofing to families and also assisted with the reconstruction of a school in Bhojpur, to the south east of Mt Everest.

Batam

Batam Island, Indonesia is located south of Singapore. There is a small and needy children's home here housing 27 children in very cramped conditions. The photos show the original building(left) & the new boys' building (right). A new, larger building has now been constructed around the outside of the original building to accommodate the girls.

Nias Islands, Indonesia

Sponsors of BEATS are helping children affected by the Nias island earthquake of Easter Monday 2005. Some of these children are living at YACAN children's home and some at YASAH children's home. Most families on Nias island are extremely poor, as the photos of typical homes show. Many people work on rubber plantations; an average wage is around £4 per week from which they often have to try to feed large families.

Sarah Page visited Nias island in July 2013, and met some of the families of children at the YACAN children's home in Medan. Travelling around Nias is hazardous; narrow roads clinging to steep hillsides with sections washed away by landslides and water torrents. This island is located along the fault line which caused the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and which frequently causes less catastrophic, yet serious earthquakes & tremors. Heavy rainfall frequently causes landslides.

Padang, Indonesia.

Following an earthquake on 30th September 2009, BEATS gave a grant to help 50 children attend school for 6 months, whilst their families recovered from the destruction of their homes and loss of employment. Padang victims are also living at YASAH children's home.

 

Mentawai Islands, Indonesia

Following a tsunami in October 2010, BEATS teamed up with our partners Pak Robert and Ibu Diah, who organised a team to take supplies to help 40 families. 10 villages were swept away and over 550 people died.

BEATS has also helped:

Samoa Islands (tsunami 30th September 2009)

Haiti (earthquake 12th January 2010), via the charity Emmanuel International

Japan (tsunami 11th March 2011)

B.E.A.T.S. registered charity Nº. 1122133 Contact us at enquiries@beatscharity.co.uk