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Helping rebuild after earthquakes strike: Indonesia

Case study

All natural disasters can leave people in desperate need of both immediate humanitarian aid and the restoration of basic facilities and infrastructure.

When earthquakes hit the communities in Indonesia's Lombok and Palu regions in July and September 2018, we worked to assist the government's efforts to bring relief to our neighbours and the wider communities around our Diageo Indonesia operations.

Working with partners, we supported the distribution of 1,000 water filters to the highly impacted villages of Sembalun Bumbung in East Lombok and Salut in North Lombok, reaching 3,169 people. As well as providing immediate relief in preventing the risk of water-borne disease, the filters will last many years and support the community's health and prosperity, through access to clean water.

Diageo Indonesia has also contributed £35,000 to CARE International, which is developing a three-year programme aimed at rebuilding people's lives, homes and communities through water and sanitation, shelter and livelihood projects.