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What is the children’s village Banda Aceh?
SOS Children’s Village Banda Aceh was set up in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in order to support families in rebuilding their livelihoods, so that they could stay together and to provide a loving home for children without parental care. Years later, we continue to support vulnerable families and children in the area.
What does SOS Children’s Villages Indonesia do?
Strengthen families: In 2005, SOS Children’s Villages Indonesia launched its first family strengthening programmes. We aim to support families at risk of abandoning their children and to encourage families to stay together.
How did Banda Aceh’s massive outpouring of aid affect the country?
The 200-km coastline between the cities of Banda Aceh and Meulaboh was the area affected worst. However, the massive outpouring of aid and solidarity, both from inside the country and from abroad, not only provided crucial relief, but also helped transform the political environment, which led to the signing of a peace agreement.