Friday, June 02, 2006
Please Help Yogyakarta!
This post is in English.

On 27 May 2006 at 5:54 AM in Indonesian West Time (WIB), Yogyakarta was rocked by earthquake with magnitude 6.2. It was a tectonic earthquake. As known, Java, Sumatra and Bali are located close to Ring of Fire, where tectonic earthquake would be common to the area close to Ring of Fire. The death toll already reached 6,234. About 46,000 people injured.Most of the victims are poor people who live in Bantul, an area in South Yogyakarta. Some homes in areas that not far from the source also reported collapsed, the walls cracked, the roofs and ceilings reported fall apart.

The days after, it was reported that there were some rainy days that worsen the victims conditions. Those who lost their home due to collapsed or destroyed by the earthquake are living under awnings, after the rain they have to stand up under the awnings or squat because the soil were very wet. They are hungry, wet, helpless, cannot work and miserable. Some who were injured reported died because there were not enough blood stock available in that big scale natural disaster. They were not ready.
Worsen ever, some of the victims have to endured robberies from bad people who after food stocks given to them from donation, bad security problem because those robbers are after valuables from their collapsed homes such as motorcycle, cows, etc. Those robbers were reported giving those victims some poisoned food yesterday. After some victims reported sick and vomitted, people around them were helping them to hospital, while the robbers move around homes try to find valuables items. Those robbers are surely crazy, heartless, and sick.

Some Indonesian blogger who live in Yogyakarta or have family in Yogyakarta were not missed from this natural disaster. Thomas who build wdcreezz, my shoutbox, is okay but his parent's home was reported collapsed. Some blogger such as Ang Thek Khun is still volunteering to give approach those earthquake victims to give them food and basic need such as clothes, babies' need and women's need. Also there are a lot of help submitted from AirPutih Organisation,, and especially Blogfam who are trying to organise donations and some people to go to Yogyakarta to help those victims. Blogfam is an Indonesian web-blog organisation which I joined a long time ago. It's not just a virtual community or family. It's really a real community with lots of care for each of it's member whenever they are. Blogfam make this banner below and expected lots of help from around you. You can be assured that any donations that you send to Blogfam would be used for those earthquake victims and Blogfam will make sure it would reach those victims safely. Please do help Yogyakarta. if you are Indonesian, just click on this banner below to get more information or send money to account number: 0020155393 belong to name: Parwita in Bank BNI, branch: Central Jakarta.

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A lot of help from International organisation such as Red Cross, United States of America, Pakistan, Singapore, and other countries already pledged to help.
However, YOUR HELP are still needed. Remember this song?

We Are The World
There comes a time
When we head a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can't go on
Pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
We are all a part of God's great big family
And the truth, you know love is all we need

We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

Send them your heart
So they'll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stone to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand

[Back to Chorus]
When you're down and out
There seems no hope at all
But if you just believe
There's no way we can fall
Well, well, well, well, let us realize
That a change will only come
When we stand together as one

[Back to Chorus]

PS: My uncles' families homes in Yogyakarta are okay. Their walls only got minor cracks. My dad in Solo, who is sick got a bit trauma because of his bed was rocking and it's in 2nd floor. He got fever for two days and is okay now. My mom was out of town with my godmother and she is okay.
posted by Lilia at 4:56 pm | Permalink |


At Friday, June 02, 2006 6:32:00 pm, Blogger Bunda Raihan

haduh mudah2an semua baik2 aja yah li'

btw makasih tips2 air nya, nanti2 klo daku tanya2 lagi boleh ya!


At Friday, June 02, 2006 7:14:00 pm, Blogger Yenny Lesly

Puji Tuhan family mu bae-bae ya Li :)


At Saturday, June 03, 2006 10:21:00 pm, Blogger [dianikarini]

hai...salam kenal...
thx 4 ur information...
belom semuanya gue baca sih, nanti mungkin pas offline ;)
nanti juga mungkin mau gue sebarin ke milis2, soalnya di milis mulai beredar lagi tuh ttg doug

thx ya, lilia...

(btw, tau kalo gue dipanggil dika dari mana? ;P)


At Monday, June 05, 2006 1:58:00 pm, Anonymous irf

syukurlah keluargamu di solo dan jogja baik2 aja.

btw, dari dulu, aku pingin nulis comment di blog ini.tapi dulu comment hanya khusus blogger sih. and now, yippppiiii..... ternyata sudah bisa diakses non blogger.

kapan balik ke solo, li?