Donation Appeal

Cyclone Seroja East Flores

  • Indonesia
Raised So Far USD 2,105
100% Complete
Target : USD 2,105 Raised Offline : USD 1,934

About Appeal

Please note that we have closed this project. Any further donations to this project will be channeled to other WISE needs.

Thank you for your contributions! The funds raised were transferred to our partners in Lembata and Adonara who carried out the following activities.

October 2021: Emergency Preparedness Programme for 200 Children
Tagana Flores Timur carried out a two-day programme to educate 200 children aged 6-12 in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction in Desa Lewolaga and Kota Larantuka, Titehena District respectively. This programme taught children how to react to natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and flooding through role play and educational games.

August 2021: Distribution of Food Packages to 90 families
Simpa Sio Institute procured, packed and delivered essential food packages to 90 families. The packages included rice (5kg), cooking oil, sugar (500g) and detergent (1kg). These families in Waiwadan village, Larantuka, were chosen because they had not received assistance despite being affected by the cyclone.

Families affected have presented their gratitude for the assistance. WISE would like to take this time to thank everyone who has helped share and donate to this cause thus far. Our biggest heartiest thank you for taking the time and effort to be a part of this.

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WISE is seeking funds to support communities in Lembata and Adonara to recover from the impact of Cyclone Seroja.

Funds will be used to cover costs for:

  1. Response and recovery, and possible programmes after the emergency phase - including food, clean water, sanitation and hygiene tools like soap, toothpaste for people in evacuation centres

  2. WISE team members to visit Lembata if local partners require additional manpower.

  3. Medication and treatment for families with injuries.

Current situation

Tropical Cyclone Sejora caused heavy rains, strong winds, high sea waves and hydrometeorological disasters in 15 areas in East Nusa Tenggara. Areas including Sumba, Flores Island and Timor suffered floods and landslides, causing deaths, injuries, property damage, as well as impact to livelihoods.

As of 12 April 2021, the Indonesian National Disaster Management Authority (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana, BNPB) (1) stated that about 509,604 people had been affected by the cyclone, with 181 deaths. 66,036 houses were damaged by the extreme weather (2).

Why Lembata?

As of 11 April 2020, 2,345 people in Lembata had been evacuated (Situation Report BNBP, 2021). Flooding in Lembata was exacerbated as the natural forest defences had been cut down to build a route to Ile Ape Volcano. (3)

There are relatively fewer organisations offering support in Lembata than other regions. Hence, WISE has partnered Simpa Sio Institute (4), who are responding in Lembata, to address outstanding needs.

Scope of financial support

We aim to raise USD 18,000 at this stage. Funds raised will be used to provide water, food, clothes, hygiene kits, and vitamins. An up-to-date budget can be found here. The budget will be continuously updated based on need.

WISE will be working with Simpa Sio Institute, a local volunteer organisation to distribute the items. WISE & Simpasio will coordinate with BNPB and other organisations to avoid duplication of efforts,


WISE intends to put the following measures in place to ensure that the funds are being used appropriately:

  • As far as possible, we will liaise with communities, humanitarian organisations and government agencies directly on needs.
  • We will be transparent to the residents, the local government and to the donors on the amount of funds raised, and the amount of funds disbursed, as well as to whom and for what purpose.


Recent Donors 11

  • Chilli Padi Academy

    SGD 150 10/28/2021 12:00:00 AM UTC

  • Hien Nguyen

    SGD 25 09/01/2021 09:17:21 AM UTC

  • Tay Jocelyn

    SGD 186 09/01/2021 12:47:04 AM UTC

  • Anonymous

    USD 5 08/31/2021 12:29:10 PM UTC

  • Nicholas

    IDR 20,000,000 08/25/2021 12:00:00 AM UTC

  • Yoke Pean

    SGD 200 06/23/2021 12:00:00 AM UTC

  • Wein

    SGD 50 05/30/2021 12:00:00 AM UTC

  • Ninghan

    SGD 100 05/29/2021 12:00:00 AM UTC

  • Anonymous

    USD 10 05/06/2021 06:21:41 AM UTC

  • Shufang

    SGD 100 05/03/2021 12:00:00 AM UTC

  • Anonymous

    SGD 100 04/16/2021 12:00:00 AM UTC