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Spotlight: Indonesia

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Climate change is a threat that puts many people and communities at an increased risk of experiencing natural disasters. After the tsunami that struck in December 22nd, 2018, Sinta, 19, tries to find items that are worth salvaging from what is left of her demolished home.
 

Indonesia’s Disaster Management Agency claimed that the tsunami took the lives of 281 people by the morning of 24 December 2018. Pictured above, we see a car damaged by the tsunami that left over 1000 people injured.  

Pictured above, police officers trying to evacuate people from inside the rubble.

 

Food for thought: What are your most valuable possessions? How could a natural disaster put those items at risk?
 

This page was designed & written by Selin Ozturk & Codie Drake

Selin Ozturk is originally from Toronto, Canada. She has her bachelors degree from George Washington University in Political Science. She will be concluding her Masters degree from Trinity College Dublin in International Peace Studies in November 2019. Selin has focused her studies and work around refugees, women and children’s issues.

Codie Drake is originally from Chicago. She has a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Kentucky Westleyan College . She will be concluding her Masters degree from Trinity College Dublin in International Peace Studies in November 2019.