The City Circle's initiative for Indonesian orphans
There is a tragedy unfolding in Eastern Indonesia. The prolonged
economic meltdown of 1997 has created a trail of destruction,
with the number of poor doubling to approximately 100 million,
as well as an increase in the incidences of 'food shortages'
and social unrest that has internally displaced 1.3 million
people. Refugees are languishing in makeshift shelters where
sanitation is either poor or non-existent, and communicable
diseases spreading rapidly. Thousands of traumatised children,
have been left malnourished and have to drop out of schools,
which have been razed to the ground as a result of the armed
conflict. These Indonesian children are in danger of being
billed "a lost generation".
The 'Indonesian Childrens Relief' fund has been set up with
the aim of alleviating the suffering of the children affected
by war, and their families (particularly widows). This will
be done through the provision of basic humanitarian and developmental
assistance. The money raised will specifically go towards
education of the children (school fees, school learning materials,
uniforms), medicine and food.
The City Circle in London can be contacted for further information
on how to help the orphans of East Indonesia.
MUSLIM CHARITIES IN INDONESIA