Response to Cyclone Seroja

After Cyclone Seroja hit Nusa Tenggara Timur in April 2021, WISE partnered SimpaSio Institute to help communities in Lembata and Adonara recover from the impact of the tropic cyclone.


Tropical Cyclone Sejora caused heavy rains, strong winds, high sea waves and hydrometeorological disasters in 15 areas in Nusa Tenggara Timur. As of 12 April 2021, 505,604 people in Indonesia had been affected, with 181 dead and 66,036 houses damaged (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana, 2021).

Because WISE’s team in Nagekeo was not directly affected, we decided to support recovery efforts in neighbouring communities.

WISE raised US$2,100 for SimpaSio Institute to distribute food and run a children's programme in Lembata and Adonara


Distribution of food (Aug 2021)

SimpaSio Institute procured, packed, and delivered packages of rice (5kg), cooking oil, sugar (500g), and detergent to families in Desa Waiwadan, Larantuka. The village had yet to receive assistance despite being affected by Cyclone Seroja.

Emergency preparedness for children (Oct 2021)

Tagana Flores Timur carried out a two-day program to educate 200 children in Desa Lewolaga and Kota Larantuka on emergency preparedness. Children learned how to react to natural disasters through role play and games.