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2017-10 Newsletter

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1 Kelas Siaga Bencana, Bali, Indonesia

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CREST Malaysia, HAND Singapore, BPBD, Gesa Bentara Kalimantan, Bandung.

26 Participants from local churches and different NGOs attended the workshop.

21st Oct 2017, CREST was invited by our partner from Indonesia to jointly conduct a training for the local churches and NGOs in preparation for volcano eruption – Mount Agung in Bali Island, Indonesia.

It was a privilege for CREST to join hands with Gesa Bentara for such a fruitful training. The local government is on ‘ALL Standby’ to respond in the event of an eruption. According to the official statement from the local authority, more than 140,000 were evacuated.

2 Visit to Evacuation Center and Command Center.


On the day following the training and prayer meeting, we visited an evacuation center at Padang Umum and the command center.

The commander informed that 48,361 people in 7 regions are being housed at the evacuation centers:

1. Karangasem – 4,557

2. Abang – 5,585

3. Rendang – 8,438

4. Sidemen – 7,984

5. Manggis – 11,620

6. Bedandem – 5,794

7. Kubu – 4,384

Information updated on 23 October 2017, source from command center, commander – Pak Komang.


In Him We Serve,
CK Cheong
Executive Director

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