UNDP to launch cash-for-work programme to clear debris in tsunami and quake-hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi

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Jakarta, October 11th, 2018 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with national and local governments and national non-governmental organizations (NGO), will soon launch a cash-for-work programme to clear debris in tsunami and quake-hit areas of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island.

The program is part of UNDP’s USD 1.4 million early recovery and relief programme to support the affected communities recover. The cash-for-work initiative will employ 3,500 people and is expected to directly benefit more than 15,000 people in the hardest-hit areas.

“Debris removal is one of the most critical components of a relief operation. Our immediate actions for debris management and community infrastructure will prioritize areas which are critical for ensuring uninterrupted access to humanitarian assistance,” said UNDP Indonesia Country Director, Christophe Bahuet.

“We hope this program could put communities on a faster path to recovery,” he added.

UNDP Indonesia’s team has been on the ground since the first week to support affected communities, and the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), to    assess the need for early recovery. The BNPB has been taking the lead in the early recovery and relief programme.  

The cash-for-work and recovery programme builds on UNDP’s extensive experience in reconstruction and rebuilding, including in quake-hit Nepal in 2015 and in the Philippines, following typhoon Pablo in 2012.

The funding for this new initiative comes from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, and UNDP

 

PRESS CONTACT:

UNDP Indonesia Communication Specialist, Tomi Soetjipto, suryo.tomi@undp.org

UNDP Indonesia, Communication Specialist, Inggita Notosusanto, inggita.notosusanto@undp.org

 

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