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Life in Banda Aceh

MENDING BANDA ACEH
BANDA ACEH KIDS

PCI HEADQUARTERS
ASSEMBLING FAMILY KITS
WATER FROM CALIFORNIA
CLINTON & BUSH SR. VISIT ACEH
AROUND BANDA ACEH & KR. RAYA (MARCH)
HELICOPTER TO CALANG
 

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MENDING BANDA ACEH

Water truck worker   Filling up with clean water   Cows and monkeys find a green pasture
Biking down the pier in Malayahati, where supply ships can reach Aceh   PCI medical team Yehti, Wilda & Eka with our driver   Praying in mosque in Ulee Kareng
IDP camp in Ulee Kareng   Families and goats sharing the camp   Selecting from donated clothing Daussalam
Happy to have visitors   Mother thankful for her daughter, though her son is missing   One of the est. more than 400,000 displaced people, hoping to return to his village
Local relief worker   Keeping the camp clean   Cleaning the roads
So much more clearing to do   TNI (Indonesian gov.) helping to clean up, stop to meet Chris   Elephant heading home from clearing work
Bathing on command at the Forestry Dept. compound   Mama elephant too   And the little guy
All cleaned off and ready for a treat   Banana time   Happily fed
PCI expats getting ID badges from the police   Men presuming work at the Dutch cemetery   Family in temporary housing
(photo by Daniel, edited)
Temporary cooking facilities
(photo by Daniel, edited)
  Meeting at the Provincial Health Office   Community asking for help in 3 different languages

 

BANDA ACEH KIDS

Kids in Desa Lamreh   Eating fruit in Desa Lamreh   Boy in Desa Lamreh
Girl in Desa Lamreh   Shy boy in Desa Lamreh   Catching a smile
Mom and baby in Lamnga   Closer look at that happy face   Happy baby's candid shot
Being held up by mom   Being held by sister   Lamnga kids back from school
Two schoolgirls in Lamnga   Better with smiles   Two schoolboys in Lamnga
Cute girl   Big smile in Daussalam   Boys outside Banda Aceh mosque
Sweet girl in Ulle Kareng   Girl and friend   Girl and two friends
Sweet boy with scarred lip   Watching us from upstairs   Joining us downstairs
More kids in Ulle Kareng   Young girls singing in afternoon religious class   Waving to the camera
Schoolgirls with the banner made by Ischia's school kids in LA   Waving thank-you   More waves

 

PCI HEADQUARTERS

Front of PCI office   PCI office & street   Three doors down - home collapsed in earthquake
PCI house   Chris interviewing Acehnese job applicant
(Photo by Camille)
  Showing off the best map of Aceh in town (taped together nautical charts)
Chris briefing staff before heading out to the west coast   Iskander meeting with PADHI about PCI's cash-for-work program   Chris & Iza meeting on the back porch
Chris (director of emergency response) & Iza (administrator)   Win (finance manager) & Bachtiar (new Aceh field office director)   Khery (data entry) walking by with a smile

 

ASSEMBLING FAMILY KITS

Getting food for the kits
(photo by Camille, edited)
  Organizing supplies
(photo by Camille, edited)
  Sorting items for the kits
(photo by Camille)
Assembling a kit
(photo by Chris)
  Adding the pots
(photo by Chris, edited)
  Kit contents for the first round of kits
(photo by Chris, edited)
Rolling it up
(photo by Chris, edited)
  A completed kit
(photo by Chris)
  Stacking them up
(photo by Chris, edited)
Loading them to take to the boat
(photo by Chris, edited)
  Organizing a second round of family kits   Pots and cooking oil for the kits
Hygiene kits to put in the family kits   Buckets with cooking utensils, towels, sardines, toiletries, etc.   Full bucket with basin, bag of rice, pots, box of chocolate milk, etc.
Placing it all on an insecticide-treated tarp for use as shelter   Wrapping it all up   And tying it closed
Setting it aside to start the next one            

 

WATER FROM CALIFORNIA

Loading water from Safeway, BART & Singapore Airlines
(Photo by Adit, edited)
  Truck to take it from Jakarta to Banda Aceh
(Photo by Adit, edited)
  Ready to go
(Photo by Adit, edited)
Delivery to Banda several days later
(Photo by Chris, edited)
  Happy drinkers of clean water
(Photo by Chris)
   
 

 

CLINTON & BUSH SR. VISIT ACEH

Presidential choppers arriving
(photo by Chris, edited)
  Watching one land
(photo by Chris, edited)
  Clinton speaking with each NGO rep (Chris and Iza went for PCI)
Clinton with mosque in background   Bush Sr. speaking with each NGO rep   Bush Sr. with mosque in background

 

AROUND BANDA ACEH & KR. RAYA (MARCH)

Destroyed police helicopters in Banda Aceh   Sean Paquito's Marius looking pensive as he prepares to sail home to Malaysia   Leaving the Sean Paquito in Sabang (an island off Banda Aceh)
WFB rubb hall in Krueng Raya   Rice stacks in the rubb hall   Abdul of WFP giving us a tour
Boys walking through a neighborhood north of Kr. Raya   After discovering they're being followed   Construction workers
Kids sitting outside the store   Washing in the river   Smiling men moving slowly uphill on a becak

 

HELICOPTER TO CALANG

Heading to the airport at sunrise   Waiting for our chopper   Indo. marine Budi chatting with Refi
Indo. army men lined up   Man watching helicopter land   Dana having fun taking photos of helicopters
(photo by Refi)
UN helicopters   Dana on the helicopter
(photo by Refi, edited)
  Inside the helicopter
Watching another chopper land as we take off   Stadium that now houses the red cross   Damage increasing as we get closer to the coast
Approaching Lampu'uk   Mostly just foundations remaining   Closer view of Lampu'uk
Camp built up around the mosque that's still standing   Along the shore there's just beach now   Returning to Banda Aceh two weeks later


More Banda Aceh:
see Aceh Gallery 1 for photos of destruction around Banda Aceh
see Aceh Gallery 3 for views of Banda Aceh around where Aneuk Gajah docks
see Aceh Gallery 6 for photos of mobile clinics
see Aceh Gallery 9 for farewell party photos and photo's of Captain Sabri's village

 

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