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PCI in Setia Bakti

EARLY TRIPS TO SETIA BAKTI
VOYAGES 4 & 5 TO SETIA BAKTI (FEB. 15 - MAR. 2)
ARRIVING IN CALANG
LOADING FOOD IN CALANG
DRIVE TO LHOK GLUMPANG
BASE CAMP ANEUK GAJAH
ITS THE MUGY SHOW!
LEAVING LHOK GLUMPANG


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EARLY TRIPS TO SETIA BAKTI
(Elephant Child Voyages 1 & 2)

Chris getting the lay of the land in Lho' Glumpang
(Photo by Greg)
  Man in his former village of Laguen
(Photo by Lokman)
  Family using a raft over water that used to be land
(Photo by Lokman)
Chris & others on the raft
(Photo by Lokman)
  Crossing on the raft
(Photo by Lokman)
  Walking  through the marsh in Padang
(Photo by Chris, edited)
Nash with new friends in Jubet Hill
(Photo by Greg)
  Nash waving goodbye
(Photo by Greg)
  Elephant Child crew member Sabirin
(Photo by Lokman, edited)
Delivering kits to Lhok Glumpang
(Photo by Lokman, edited)
  Passing them up
(Photo by Lokman, edited)
  Loading them on
(Photo by Lokman, edited)
Carrying them away
(Photo by Lokman, edited)
  Chris & Nash meeting with the community
(Photo by Lokman, edited)
  Woman trying to arrange transport of husband's body
(Photo by Lokman, edited)

 

VOYAGES 4 & 5 TO SETIA BAKTI (FEB. 15 - MAR. 2)

Community members on a new and improved raft
(Photo by Peter)
  Walking through the marsh again
(Photo by Peter)
  Aneuk Gajah docked in Lho' Glumpang
(Photo by Peter, edited)
Community camp
(Photo by Peter)
  Leaving for a few days, but next time we'll be there to stay
(Photo by Peter)
     

 

ARRIVING IN CALANG

View from helicopter en route to Calang   Aneuk Gajah down below heading for Banda Aceh!   Arriving in Calang
Calang was under water for an hour and completely wiped out   Aid organization tents set up in Calang   Military ship in Calang
Dana & Chris meeting with Sashi of WFP re picking up food
(photo by Refi)
  Refi (PCI volunteer) and Bob (IRC) at lunch at the Norwegian Support Center   Room corner and tree still standing in Calang
Girl's headband left by the tsunami   Typewriter   Clothing mixed in the dirt
Crushed bicycle   Remains of a lamp      

 

LOADING FOOD IN CALANG

Filling a PCI truck with WFP food   Dhanny (PCI logistics field coordinator)   Loading another truck as Chris keeps count
Loading a third truck as Refi keeps count   Trucks 2 and 3 at the WFP rubb hall   Two more trucks being loaded with rice
Passing up bags   Carrying bags on truck   Placing them neatly as Chris keeps count
Carrying bags of rice to other truck   Loading them in   Keeping watch
Getting tired   Almost done   Ready for a rest



DRIVE TO LHOK GLUMPANG

Caravan to PCI base camp in Lhok Glumpang   Looking over more destroyed area in Calang   Passing crushed cars
Passing family on a motorbike   House rubble   Another mangled car
Debris clearers taking a break   New construction amidst the destruction   Much more clearing needed
Dead tree standing in the rubble   Chris looking at tree stumps in the water   House being built of multicolored wood salvaged from the debris
Kids waving as we drive by   Chris & Joel (PCI nurse) on the truck   Looking back at the other trucks



BASE CAMP ANEUK GAJAH

PCI & PADHI base camp in Lhok Glumpang   Getting ready for food distribution   Chris going over some details
More trucks to unload   Dana helping Steve examine Mugy, the baby monkey living in the camp   Warehouse ready for distribution
Kitchen & dining room   Inside the dining room   Front view
Storage room on the right   Meeting room on the left   Boy watching us in the meeting room from the window
 
Late night meeting   Full table
(photo by Refi, edited)
  Joel climbing the tree
Boys on wrecked truck   Dana taking photos during food distribution
(photo by Chris, edited)
  Dana distracted by Chris
(photo by Chris, edited)
Dhanny & Vendra watching the sunset   Still watching   Setting sun
View of base camp from a distance   Zoomed closer   And closer
Dhanny looking out over an area south of Lhok Glumpang   Looking over the coral and shells now covering the area   View of the base camp from that beach
Unearthed tree roots on the beach   Girl walking on the beach   Aneuk Gajah docked in Lhok Glumpang
Aneuk Gajah and a local boat   Latrines built by local carpenters   Bathing area
Chris with the camat of Setia Bhakti (Muflizar) & marine commander for Laguen (Ariyanto)   Chris & Yushar talking with Muflizar & Ariyanto   Chris & others enjoying a spicy fish barbeque

 

ITS THE MUGY SHOW!

Little Mugy looking to the right   Looking to the left   Mugy looking like a little man
Mugy looking pensive   Mugy eating fruit   Mugy close up
Mugy looking at the camera   Mugy at sunset   Mugy in the meeting room
Mugy on a beam   Mugy from the front   Mugy wearing a PCI arm band
Mugy getting dried by his "mom", Vendra, after a bath   Mugy on Chris' knee   Mugy puckering his lips
Mugy and Dana   Mugy asleep on Dana's arm      

 

LEAVING LHOK GLUMPANG

Nash & Yushar seeing off Chris & Dana   Waving goodbye   Tofik & Riga (PADHI) waiting for the helicopter
One of the UN helicopters arriving   Chris & Sashi in another UN helicopter   Newly submerged area viewed from the helicopter
Lhok Kruet area with the Batavia anchored in the distance   Road to the water, now   Remains of homes


More Setia Bakti:
see Aceh Gallery 6 for photos of mobile clinics and trek to villages
see Aceh Gallery 7 for photos & video of food distribution
see Aceh Gallery 8 for photos of cash-for-work recipients

 

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