Following the earthquake that hit the province of Aceh in Indonesia, and in particular the Bireun and Pidie regencies, on 7 December, the General Secretariat of UCLG-ASPAC has launched a call for solidarity with the local population and contributions from the broad UCLG family to help with recovery efforts.
More than 100 people lost their lives, with many more injured, and over 21,000 people had to be evacuated as a result of the earthquake. The province also saw massive damage to infrastructure, including to roads, schools and government offices as well as thousands of homes.
The ASPAC Secretariat has offered to facilitate the distribution of these resources to the regencies of Bireun and Pidie, who belong to the UCLG member association APKASI (Association of Regencies Government of Indonesia). The World Secretariat will also ensure follow up through work with the Taskforce for the Prevention and Territorial Management of Crises.
Should you with to make a contribution to support the local population and speed up rebuilding efforts or for further information contact the UCLG-ASPAC Secretariat at email@example.com